Idiots with drones shut down the UK’s second largest airport

Gatwick airport, the UK's second largest airport, closed after observing two unmanned aircrafts close between Wednesday night and Friday morning. The Guardian The airplane was temporarily suspended at 9 pm on Wednesday evening after the first drones were discovered, and it was resumed at 3 pm, but the unmanned airplane had to be closed again after 45 minutes. The airport was closed until 6:14 pm Friday morning, when the runway was opened with a limited number of flights.

The police could not find anyone responsible for the drone that was found more than 50 times after the runway first closed.

The army received a call to support the Sussex police and attempted to intentionally interfere with the flight, though not related to terrorism. The police were looking for ways to neutralize the unmanned aircraft, but did not shoot the device because of the risk of wandering bullets. The driver or driver can be imprisoned up to five years in disturbance when caught.

In addition to shutting off all flights, we had to switch many inbound flights to other London airports, including Luton, Heathrow and Stansted, and other flights had to land in Paris and Amsterdam. 760 flights, including a total of 110,000 passengers, were scheduled to take off or land in Gatwick on Thursday.

The British Civil Aviation Authority said," It is unacceptable to fly a dron near an airport. Rules can face serious penalties, including imprisonment. "Under current law, flights within 1 km (0.6 miles) of an airport are illegal in the UK without explicit permission, and Gatwick drone pilots are held in jail for up to five years (Baroness Sugg) Aircraft users must register unmanned aircraft after 2015, but similar rules for British aircraft owners will not be enforced until November 2019.

Technical measures have been proposed due to the difficulty of catching pilots. It is not illegal to steer an unmanned aircraft in the air, but it is technically impossible. "One airspace security company proposed to combine radar, camera detection, radio frequency sensing and jamming techniques to close illegal drone aircraft. Geofencing software that prevents aircraft from flying in restricted airspace

These measures may be needed because of the increased number of unmanned aircraft accidents at airports. It is important to keep track of unmanned aircraft accidents globally The site, Dedrone, recorded 13 events across the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in November 2018.

Updated December 21, 1:28 AM. An update has been added that opens the runway at the airport.

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