Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Gatwick Airport: Drones ground flights

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Gatwick Airport: Drones ground flights

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-46623754

    Gatwick Airport: Drones ground flights

    Tens of thousands of passengers have been disrupted by drones flying over one of the UK's busiest airports.

    Gatwick's runway has been shut since Wednesday night, as devices have been repeatedly flying over the airfield.

    ...

    The shutdown started just after 21:00 on Wednesday, when two drones were spotted flying "over the perimeter fence and into where the runway operates from".

    ...

    Gatwick chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe said: "The police are looking for the operator and that is the way to disable the drone."

    He said police had not wanted to shoot the devices down because of the risk from stray bullets.
    Pete (kinda wants to laugh)

  • #2
    That doesn't sound like much of a risk management plan to me.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

    Comment


    • #3
      Best part came later...

      ...the article says they didn't want to shoot it down because they were afraid of stray bullets...

      ...so they called the Army!

      Pete (had to laugh at that sequence of events)

      Comment

      Working...
      X