20 February, 2019 News

‘Sustained’ drone attack closed Gatwick, airport says

Sussex Police, the government and Gatwick airport say that the severe travel disruption last year was caused by a “sustained” drone attack.

The situation caused disruption for tens of thousands of passengers. Gatwick’s decision to close was taken after a risk assessment with police.

The airport says there were well over 100 drone sightings over three days.

The majority of those sightings were made by police officers or airport workers.

Read more: BBC News