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London’s Gatwick Airport just suffered a complete failure of its air-traffic-control systems

Flights were forced to land at other airports, and more were delayed. The airport said it was working to get back online as quickly as possible.
Passengers wait in the South Terminal building at London Gatwick Airport on Friday, December 21, after the runway shut over drone activity.

Drone attack that wreaked havoc on the United Kingdom’s second-busiest airport could have been an inside job, Gatwick officials say

London Gatwick's COO told the BBC that the perpetrators clearly had a link to what was going on inside the London airport.
A photo of a Virgin Atlantic 747 at Gatwick Airport. The photo was taken in December 2014 after an unrelated emergency landing.

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Barbados to London was quarantined on arrival after 50 passengers and crew were struck with mysterious coughing fits

A Hazardous Area Response Team met flight VS610 at Gatwick Airport just after 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Three passengers are now in hospital.
Passengers wait in the South Terminal building at London Gatwick Airport on Friday, December 21, after the runway shut over drone activity.

Some drone sightings during Gatwick crisis may have been of police surveillance equipment, officials admit

Sussex Police's Giles York said that there had been 115 reports of drone sightings during the incident, of which 92 had been confirmed as legitimate.
Passengers wait in the South Terminal building at London Gatwick Airport on Friday, December 21, after the runway shut over drone activity.

UK police bizarrely saying Gatwick shutdown might not have been drones reportedly a failure to communicate

Police said it was possible there was never 'genuine drone activity' at Gatwick Airport, but reportedly later told the government that was an error.
UK police said there was "always a possibility" there might not have been any drones at Gatwick Airport last week. Here, police stand near equipment on the roof of a building near Gatwick Airport.

British police release suspects, say there might never have been a drone at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport, the UK's second-largest airport, shut down for 36 hours last week after people said they saw drones on the runway.
Passengers wait in Gatwick's South Terminal on Thursday.

The UK’s second-largest airport reopens after being shut down again because of a drone sighting

A Gatwick Airport representative confirmed the closure to Business Insider and said the sighting occurred around 5:10 PM London time.
A still from a video that showed the disruption when a drone was spotted near the runway at Gatwick Airport in 2017. The red lines represent flights that were unable to land at the airport.

Whoever used a drone to shut down Gatwick Airport for 32 hours has evaded capture, and could easily do it again

Gatwick Airport, which serves London, was closed for more than 32 hours due to a drone on the runway, which affected more than 120,000 people.
A passenger sleeps on the floor of the departure lounge of Gatwick's South Terminal on Thursday morning.

The UK’s second busiest airport remains shut down after drones flew over the runway and now passengers are being told not to come to the airport...

EasyJet has canceled all London Gatwick flights after the threat of drones shuts down the UK's second busiest airport.
Passengers wait in Gatwick Airport's south terminal on Thursday morning.

The second busiest airport in the UK was shut down due to drones flying over the runway and stranded passengers probably won’t get any compensat...

According to AirHelp, passengers stranded at Gatwick Airport is not eligible for the up to €600 in compensation per European law.