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Cops recover ‘damaged drone’ near to Gatwick as they hunt for culprit

2018-12-23 15:20
Police searched a property in Crawley, England, on Saturday (December 22) in connection to the drone disruption which crippled London's Gatwick Airport for three days. Britain's second-largest airport was forced to close its runway in the run up to Christmas when drones flew near the site south of London in the most disruptive incursion from unmanned aerial vehicles at any major airport. Police said they had made two arrests late on Friday (December 21), a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman who were from the local area. They remained in custody on Saturday on suspicion of disrupting civil aviation services. The airport was back in operation on Saturday after the disruption which forced the cancellation or diversion of around 1,000 flights, affecting 140,000 passengers over three days.