Two arrested over Gatwick Airport drone disruptions - report

Two people have reportedly been arrested in connection to causing the major disruption at Gatwick Airport in England on Friday.

Hundreds of flights in and out of the airport were cancelled, while the airport closed for more than a day when several drones were seen around the runway.

Two people were arrested on Friday evening (UK Time) "as part of our ongoing investigations into the criminal use of drones," reports Sky News, citing the Sussex Police.

Initial efforts to catch the drones were unsuccessful, while authorities struggled to find the person responsible for piloting the drones.

Drones can bring down aircraft by rupturing wing fuel tanks, destroying engines, or other vital instruments and Gatwick management is not taking any chances with that.


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