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Drone sightings have the UK's second largest airport closed

By - Mechele
20.12.18 05:44 PM

Drones were spotted in Gatwick airport's airspace late last night and have continued to be spotted periodically throughout the last 15+ hours.  The airport is still shut down, no planes in or out, and authorities still have no idea when they will reopen.  More than 115,000 people are stranded on the busiest travel weekend of the year.  The army has been called in to help manage the chaos and to hunt down the drone operators.  Officials believe this is a deliberate attempt to disrupt operations at the airport but don't believe it is terror related.

Read more about this ongoing story in The New York Times.

BBC has live updates as the situation develops.