The two arrested in the case of the targeted drones-interfering actions at the London Gatwick airport again on free foot. You would no longer under suspicion, said on Sunday Jason Tingley of the police in the County of Sussex. The 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman had been in the Interrogation very cooperative. Both originate from the town of Crawley, which is only about eight kilometres from the Airport.
British media reported that it is a married couple. The 47-Year-old was a window fitter and excited about drones and remote-controlled helicopters. His employer, however, had contradicted the allegations: The man I worked for during the disruptive actions and be absolutely reliable. Neighbors described him as a hard-working, unobtrusive, two-time father.
In Gatwick could be included under the on Saturday to the delight of many Christmas vacationers in the flight operation. Around 40 had been previously sighted drones. Gatwick is the seventh largest airport in Europe and the second largest in the UK.
Overall, were down as a precautionary measure, since Wednesday evening, about 1,000 flights, or been diverted. An airport were affected spokesman reported that a total of 140,000 passengers. A number of them stranded in Gatwick and slept on the bare ground.
From a terrorist Background, the authorities went so far. There is also no evidence to suggest that a foreign government had its Finger in the game, said a police spokesman on Friday. Not, the investigators wanted to exclude the possibility that it could be for the perpetrators to radical environmentalists.More about
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Also in Germany, incidents with drones is a recurring Problem. In the past few months, they have increased even significantly have been reported, according to information from the German air navigation service up to and including November 152 cases in which transport plane by drones were disabled, which appeared dangerously close to airports or on the track. In the previous record year of 2017, there were only 88. (dpa)