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Traffic chaos at Gatwick Airport : drone lays in London-Gatwick lame

The London Gatwick airport has remained on Thursday after the drone sightings continue to be blocked. The Europe's seventh largest Airport, announced via Twitt

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Traffic chaos at Gatwick Airport : drone lays in London-Gatwick lame

The London Gatwick airport has remained on Thursday after the drone sightings continue to be blocked. The Europe's seventh largest Airport, announced via Twitter. Passengers were called, to arrive, to assure without first with your Airline that your flight actually takes place.

The police in the County of Sussex, described the interference as "intentional action" that will bind with all available means. Evidence of a terrorist Background, there is no.

At several airports in the southwest of Germany were reinforced the security measures after it had announced on Wednesday the reports about spying attempts at Stuttgart airport.

In Gatwick were suspended on Wednesday evening, all takeoffs and landings until Further notice, after a drone was spotted flying over the airfield. Many passengers were stuck for hours in your home clear of machine while incoming aircraft away to - some hundreds of kilometers of airports were diverted. In the early hours of the morning of Thursday the operation had been taken up briefly again, but then again been stopped.

The drone had showed up in the night to Thursday, "and disappeared, appeared and disappeared," said Airport CEO Chris Woodroofe the channel Sky News in the Morning. "While I am here and we are talking about is a drone over my flying field," says Woodroofe.

An airport spokesman, according to should be alone on Wednesday night to 10,000 passengers of the disruption at Gatwick have been affected. A further 110,000 people should arrive on Thursday by the UK's second largest Airport of departure or at the airport.

Video 20.12.2018, 14:50 Uhr00:20 Min.Drones on the runway - Gatwick airport closed

security measures at German airports

the Background of the increased security measures in Stuttgart, Germany, and other airports in the southwest were the findings, according to which several persons tried, and the processes spy. Affected the airports of Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden and Mannheim. "The police shall, in particular, on the presence and control measures," said the Stuttgart Airport, the competent police headquarters in Reutlingen, Germany, on Thursday. "The use of force with machine gun and wearing ballistic protective equipment."

The information came from French authorities, as the German press Agency learned circles in Stuttgart. A week ago, had already been in Paris, Airport Charles de Gaulle sniffed. The location at Stuttgart airport, according to a Reuters survey, probably an isolated case. There was at the airports in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main and Düsseldorf, no increased security precautions due to the possibility of unauthorised data access attempts, as in the case of requests there.

The measures at the airports were a "purely a precautionary measure", police said. "Such notices or events, there are always, especially around Christmas time." The police asked for instructions in case someone should observe something Suspicious.

More planes, and dangerous drones at the German sky

in The skies over Germany, it is received in almost the past year, according to statistics as closely as never before. According to preliminary Figures from the German flight safety (DFS), there were so many transport flights as never before in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. At the same time, the number of reported disabilities of air traffic by unmanned drones rose again.

this year, up to and including Sunday (16. December) were registered in the German air space 3,236 million transport flights, such as air traffic control announced on Thursday in its weekly statistics. The were 4.0 percent more than in the same period in the prior year and also more than in the entire year of 2017, as 3.21 million movements counted. In 2018, the second record year in a row, especially since the end of the year are still expected to be more than 100,000 flights. Rules are only registered by the traffic controllers monitored flights of larger aircraft in accordance with instrument flight.

bottlenecks in the air traffic controllers had contributed in the summer of delays and flight cancellations. In addition, the traffic plane have been hampered by drones, which were dangerous for the observed close to airports or on the track. According to the DFS have been reported up to and including November 152 disabilities. In the previous record year of 2017, there were only 88 cases.

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Rainer W. During

In Germany are drone flights over sensitive areas such as the runway area of airports prohibited, as also, among other things, about numbers of people, hospitals, prisons, public authorities, Federal roads or railway facilities. Where it is allowed, must remain the devices during the flight, in principle, be in sight and must not fly higher than 100 meters. There are exceptions to the Model. (dpa)

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