Gatwick airport: How can a drone cause so much chaos? – BBC News

Thousands of passengers have seen their flights from Gatwick Airport cancelled after two drones were spotted flying over the airfield within a 12-hour period.

The runway is currently shut as officials investigate.

So why has a drone caused so much disruption and what are the risks posed by these devices?

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  1. John Smith on March 8, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Bias Broadcasting Corperation propaganda

  2. John Smith on March 8, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Police drone strayed into airport but police don’t want to admit that they fucked up so went looking for someone to frame as they usually do

  3. Patricia Shaw on March 8, 2020 at 9:44 am

    The problem we now got is ,people don’t trust bias bbc anymore, so much fake news and corruption, they are more dangerous than the drone.

  4. mark williams on March 8, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Absolute bull shit, some thing far more sinister was happening which we weren’t told about and never will be, lying corrupt media using fake news to cover some thing up!!!!

  5. truth tellor on March 8, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Flying gliders for 20 years never had airport call, there are three airports within 5 miles. So they think my glider is a full-scale glider.

  6. VOR on March 8, 2020 at 9:48 am

    This was staged by Israeli agents wanting to sell their drone radar jamming equipment.
    Business is booming now as they use this terrible incident as fear mongering tactic to sell their security stuff across Europe and Asia, tried and tested against unarmed Palestinians.

  7. Its Me on March 8, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Oooo im gonna destroy planes now

  8. Tarita Silk on March 8, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Drones do not need to be anywhere near an air port. They should not be misused to create problems. If so do away with them…make the like buying a gun and all the paper work on them…

  9. Stuart Crossland on March 8, 2020 at 9:50 am

    This was an engineered event, but by who ?

  10. Ajax Reno on March 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    there is always someone has to do something stupid so they come up with more striker laws

  11. D Hansel on March 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    This all comes down to idiots with drones.
    I hope they find and arrest these people. They can make all the laws until they run out of paper to printer them on but it is not going to stop them.
    It’s like making laws to stop people from holding up a convenience store with a gun. The bad guys will find a gun no matter what.
    This kind of irresponsible behavior gives us law abiding drone fliers a bad name.
    99% of drone flyers obey the law and don’t do anything stupid.

  12. kai usernameisbetter on March 8, 2020 at 9:52 am

    And here come the conspiracys

  13. Guide504 on March 8, 2020 at 9:54 am








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  15. driveheronman on March 8, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Yes its making loads of sense now the security of the airport are making a stand and it was approved by Gatwick to end drone user’s if not true can somebody tell me where to buy them amazing batteries for my millwaukee circles saw i believe 15 hours flight time?or more, add a link plz to batteries

    Or did the security guards keep changing them in a hanger??

  16. Su u later on March 8, 2020 at 9:58 am

    One word….


  17. Bulldozer on March 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Why is there no video footage of the drone . . . ?
    Where is the balanced view . . . ?
    I thought the was the BBC !

  18. Guide504 on March 8, 2020 at 10:00 am


    Where are the pictures the evidence. The police have no idea. This is a setup to restrict the airspace and give it to amazon and dhl etc for commercial gain. I have spent time and money building my business operating to the letter under my pfaw and subsiquent pfco. I welcome the control of idiots who have no more business in the air than an unqualified and uninsured driver has on the road, but this is not just about this mark my words. Outwardly it looks like a maximum impact event to garner public opinion for draconian measures. Or there is the other alternative, that the police are utterly incompetent.

  19. then benagcz on March 8, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Drones should be shot down by airport !!

  20. HottyHelen on March 8, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Still BA get to run their usual pissp-poor service but this way they don’t have to pay compensation.

  21. ian kidger on March 8, 2020 at 10:04 am

    At the time the company I was working for that deal with passangers with special needs at the airport was planing a strike , I smell something fishy , lol

  22. HobbyRob on March 8, 2020 at 10:10 am
  23. fatzra 1945 on March 8, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Ally law subscribers wya

  24. lucky43113 on March 8, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Drone is the modern-day weather balloon

  25. Mel Beck on March 8, 2020 at 10:11 am


  26. George Spence on March 8, 2020 at 10:12 am

    A load of rubbish BBC lies lies what next ET brings down a 747

  27. Catherine Wood on March 8, 2020 at 10:14 am

    This footage of a drone hitting a wing of an aircraft and ripping into the leading edge is MOST interesting……… come the twin towers huge 14" steels were literally sliced in two by these same type of leading edge?..

  28. Mr. House on March 8, 2020 at 10:15 am

    If UK deports all the muzie infiltrators it wont have any security risks, actually there will be ZERO security risks in UK!

  29. Xavier Smith on March 8, 2020 at 10:16 am

    This was a hoax so that the EU has a justification for regulating drones.

  30. Ofbaserion on March 8, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I find drones the image of how we have ruined our race.

  31. slowerthansound on March 8, 2020 at 10:17 am

    These are the new drones from russia, powered by novichok, able to fly for 33 hours, totally invisible to cameras, unjammable,
    undefeatable, unhearable, unseeable, dont show up on radar. The only man in the world who can make these is Vladimir Putin
    himself, this is why we never see him on tv, he’s always busy in the Kremlin drone workshop. Once May has Brexited, we must
    declare all out war on Russia, its’ our only hope!

  32. Seek the truth 4 ever on March 8, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Come on main stream media.. stop fake news reporting! Do some investigative journalism for a change.

  33. *S U C T I O N* on March 8, 2020 at 10:19 am


  34. robert harrold on March 8, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Technology eh? Never had this problem with kites in the old days. MInd you did Mary Poppins ever use Gatwick?

  35. oldrrocr on March 8, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Sorry, how is registering drones going to prevent them from being flown near airports? The kid who did that clearly knew it was wrong, stupid and dangerous. Seems that being able to track the drone within a controlled airspace would enable you to find the idiot who owns it. Spend time and money on that.

  36. Mr Hadron on March 8, 2020 at 10:23 am

    This reminds me of an sml episode

  37. BBC News on March 8, 2020 at 10:24 am
  38. Susan Wojcicki should resign on March 8, 2020 at 10:24 am

    but muh russians!

  39. Ian Chan on March 8, 2020 at 10:26 am

    This is a criminal offence. 20 years imprisonment.

  40. Leaf 123 on March 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

    That drone video at the start is BS a drone would never hit a plane that fast. It would also not go directly into the wing like that because of the turbulence air.

  41. wavy davy on March 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

    drone fired out of aircannon at 500mph fake news.

  42. Maikl Тритон on March 8, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Probably Putin flew again with gas "Novice" to sow horror in Britain, but the valiant armed forces of Britain
    repelled the attack!)))))

  43. Berges Jean Pierre on March 8, 2020 at 10:33 am

    The danger of a drone agains a plane is as much as a moskito hurting you at high speed meaning……. bullchit !! ( oops excuse my bad English im only a french frogg….)

  44. bobx dark on March 8, 2020 at 10:34 am

    It’s cuz the israel-paranoia is spreading.

  45. Dinesh Roshan on March 8, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Drones are help to take photos and get videos. Phonthom 4 pro is the best drone for it.

  46. mynameis on March 8, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Total bollox, it’s getting that ridiculous now even the average Joe is seeing through the bs

  47. Porlibre 1 on March 8, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Why are not you going to tease your grandmother? How much does that drone weigh? 20 kgs? a drone is made as light as possible to stay in the air as much as possible, in the video, the wing of the plane is standing and you can see how the wing is made of bad material. How do they dare to tease people like that? You are corrupt liars.

  48. Fabio Sun on March 8, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Was a UFO. Case closed. Months ago 2 Eurofighters litterally destroyed glasses of a school (full of kids) near Bergamo in Italy scrambling at Mach2 low altitude for intercept a ufo near France/Italy border. Same thing happened AT.LEAST 3 times in Piemonte near Turin. The untellable truth will fuck u up in the ass, fuckin corrupted mass medias.

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