London's Gatwick airport shut down following drone sightings

Gatwick International Airport shut down on Thursday morning after reports of two drones hovering over it.

Orli Harari ,

Gatwick International Airport
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London's Gatwick International Airport was shut down on Thursday morning after reports of two drones hovering over it.

Departures and landings were canceled due to the discovery of the drones, and aerial activity will resume at 10:00 am.

Gatwick is Britain's second busiest airport after Heathrow Airport in London, and operates only one runway at a time.

The airport is 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of London and serves as the home port of EasyJet, which operates three weekly flights to Tel Aviv.




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