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Gatwick closed after drones spotted nearby

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Thousands of passengers have been affected after a runway at Gatwick Airport was closed due to drones being flown nearby. 

Gatwick announced that the runway had reopened at about 03:00 today, but 45 minutes later it was shut again after a further sighting of drones. Reports suggest that the runway will remain closed until 11:00 GMT today.

Up to 20 police units, a helicopter, dog units and armed response are searching for the drone which has caused disruption at Gatwick.

A spokesman for Cardiff Airport said: “We took four diversions overnight from London Gatwick. All passengers from these flights had made their way home by the early hours of this morning.

“Flights are operating as normal at Cardiff Airport. The latest live flight information is available on our website cardiff-airport.com.”




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