Again: Gatwick Airport shut down due to drone

Takeoffs and landings suspended for roughly 80 minutes at London's Gatwick Airport due to a drone sighting.

Arutz Sheva North America Staff ,

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

London's Gatwick Airport was once again shut down on Friday evening due to a drone sighting.

Takeoffs and landings were suspended for roughly 80 minutes as a precautionary measure while an investigation was underway, reported The Associated Press.

The airport said in a statement Friday evening that "military measures" in place at Britain's second-busiest airport made it safe to resume flight operations.

An airport spokeswoman added there had been "a confirmed sighting of a drone."

Drone sightings had also shut down the airport on Wednesday night and all day on Thursday before it was reopened Friday morning after more than 30 hours.

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