to be drones in this year under many Christmas trees. In London, however, the small aircraft have many Christmas holidaymakers spoilt the Start to the holiday thoroughly. The flight operations at the Airport Gatwick, the seventh largest airport in Europe, has been completely set, because drones flew over the runway. Tens of thousands of passengers are affected.
The lockout began on Wednesday evening, many passengers were stuck for hours in their start-clear aircraft. In the night it initially gave the all-clear, a little later, the airport was closed, however, once again the drones were spotted. "We apologize to all affected passengers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our passengers and employees is a top priority," it said on the website of the airport. Joint investigations with the police were ongoing.
In the social networks made meanwhile, travelers to vent their Anger. Passengers complained that their flights in the London airport, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and other British cities were landed. Others found in France or the Netherlands.
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. On Twitter she called on to help in the identification of the drone pilot.
#Gatwick drones | We are appealing for information to help us identify the operator of the #Gatwick #drones. If you know who's responsible or have any information please call 999 and quote ref 1350-19/12. Please RT pic.twitter.com/jkcakBohMr— Sussex Police (@sussex_police) 20. December 2018,
traveler and Pick-up is advised, even in the course of the day as a precaution, with the respective airline flight status to be clarified. This should, in turn, affect many: With more than 45 million passengers transported pass Gatwick is the seventh largest airport in the EU and in the UK, the number two behind Europe's largest Airport, London passengers last year, Heathrow.
at the end of July were entered in the UK, new rules for drone owners. You make yourself liable to prosecution, as soon as your unmanned aircraft are approaching an airport less than a Kilometer. A plane is endangered by the drone, you risk the owners a prison sentence of up to five years.
disabilities by drones, there are a number of German airports. The Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), were reported this year up to and including November 152 disabilities. In the previous record year of 2017, there were only 88 cases.