Gatwick flights disrupted after drones spotted nearby

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After "multiple reports" of further drone sightings, all flights to and from the airport were suspended.

Flights were grounded at Gatwick Airport after reports of a drone flying over the airfield Flights were grounded at Gatwick Airport after reports of a drone flying over the airfield.

Passengers have been strongly advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport this morning.

The airport said that it received reports of two drones flying over its airfield at around 9pm last night, which prompted its immediate closer until 3am.

Gatwick is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe and sits behind Mumbai as the world's busiest single-runway air hub.

"We will update when we have suitable reassurances that it is appropriate to re-open the runway".

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Fraser Hutcheson tweeted: "Had to land at Birmingham airport because #GatwickAirport has been closed due to drone activity".

He said two drones had been seen flying "over the perimeter fence and into where the runway operates from".

Gatwick apologized on Twitter to affected passengers, adding that safety was its "foremost priority". The disruption comes just days before Christmas, and one of the heaviest travel times of the year.

"Unfortunately, this has led to a number of flights being diverted to other airports while aircraft have also been unable to depart from Gatwick", the airport said in the statement.

Some people reported being left stuck on planes for several hours while they waited to find out what was going on.

"Our airlines are working to provide affected passengers with hotel accommodation or transport passengers landing at other airports to Gatwick by other means, and Gatwick staff are looking after passengers in our terminals", the airport said. "Which has made the delay better".

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