The flight operations at London Gatwick airport has been reinstated after a suspected drone sighting. That said, according to news agency PA an airport spokeswoman on Friday evening.
Already between Wednesday evening and Friday morning drone flights had paralyzed the second largest British airport for 36 hours. Incoming machines had to be diverted and some hundreds of kilometers away airports such as Amsterdam and Paris drive.
Gatwick is investigating reports of a drone sighting. As a precaution we have suspended airfield operations. More to follow.
— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) 21 December 2018
So far, you do not know who is responsible for the stunctions. The investigators have no trace of the perpetrators.
The police said on Friday that in recent sightings, the launch of the drone is now a “tactical option”. “We’ll do what we can to get this drone up and eliminate the disruption, so we can get Gatwick back to normal,” said Chief Detective Inspector Jason Tingley. So far, the police wanted to avoid the use of firearms for fear of erroneous runners.
Tingley assumes that the drones handlebar intentionally causes interference in flight operations. Under British law, it is forbidden to fly drones near airplanes and airports, and they must not exceed a height of 122 meters.
London Gatwick Airport is located south of the British capital and is the second largest in the country after Heathrow. Each year, 45 million passengers are handled there, although the airport has only one runway.