London Gatwick Airport is forced to suspend all flights today due to drones flying over the airfield, causing misery for tens of thousands of stuck passengers just days before Christmas.
Flights into Gatwick, south of the British capital, were diverted to other airports while passengers waiting to take off faced grueling delays.
Bosses at #Gatwick say the airport will be closed until at least 4pm this afternoon, when they'll reassess the situation. Most of the 110,000 people meant to fly today will face disruption. #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/Ye3RImGLbL
— Heart London News (@HeartLondonNews) December 20, 2018
Gatwick is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe and sits behind Mumbai as the world’s busiest single runway air hub.
A cat-and-mouse manhunt is under way to catch the drone operator.