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

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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50 Comments

  1. D Hansel on August 3, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    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.

  2. Fabio Sun on August 3, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    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.

  3. Maikl Тритон on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

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

  4. BBC News on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm
  5. *S U C T I O N* on August 3, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    OI MATE GOT A LOICENSE FOR THAT DRONE

  6. Guide504 on August 3, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    WHAT DRONE???

    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.

  7. robert harrold on August 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm

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

  8. Dinesh Roshan on August 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm

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

  9. Mr. House on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

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

  10. driveheronman on August 3, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    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??

  11. Q Code- on August 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    This was a scam by Gatwick management for their own incompetence….

  12. George Spence on August 3, 2021 at 9:35 pm

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

  13. Ian kidger on August 3, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    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

  14. mark williams on August 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    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!!!!

  15. bobx dark on August 3, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    It’s cuz the israel-paranoia is spreading.

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  17. H.İ. Iskender on August 3, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👌

  18. Seek the truth 4 ever on August 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

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

  19. floww bucket on August 3, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Everyone should dislike this video tbh 😪

  20. MrSupercar55 on August 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Shoot the bloody things down! If Extinction Rebellion are responsible, go round their houses and stamp on the rest of their toys!

  21. kai usernameisbetter on August 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    And here come the conspiracys

  22. Mel Beck on August 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    bs

  23. TUTUT PATUTUT on August 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    NO TO DRONE FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO
    YES TO DRONE CUD KILL AND BOMBING PEOPLE GREAT IDEA

  24. Guide504 on August 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    THIS IS BOLLOCKS

    AN A380 BEING TAKEN DOWN BY A DRONE BLATANT BULLSHIT.

    HOW MANY DRONES…

    HOW MANY MANNED AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

    THERE HAVE BEEN NO FATALITIES CAUSED BY DRONES.

    HOW MANY MANNED AVIATION FATALITIES IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE!!

    YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT BBC BUT THE FACTS DO NOT STACK IN FAVOUR OF YOU SALACIOUS BULLSHIT!

  25. Mr Hadron on August 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    This reminds me of an sml episode

  26. Berges Jean Pierre on August 3, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    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….)

  27. VOR on August 3, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    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.

  28. Calum But's on August 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    One word….

    *Aliens*

  29. TheCulturalPessimist on August 3, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    but muh russians!

  30. Its Me on August 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Oooo im gonna destroy planes now

  31. HottyHelen on August 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

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

  32. Porlibre 1 on August 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    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.

  33. jacket spud on August 3, 2021 at 10:03 pm

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

  34. RRocr on August 3, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    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.

  35. HobbyRob on August 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm
  36. John Worsfold on August 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    There was never a drone.

  37. Ian Chan on August 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    This is a criminal offence. 20 years imprisonment.

  38. Tarita Silk on August 3, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    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…

  39. erz 47 on August 3, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Ally law subscribers wya

  40. Alexander Sheppard on August 3, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    DRONES NEED TO BE BANNED! THEY ARE A DANGER TO THE PUBLIC!

  41. slowerthansound on August 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    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!

  42. Stuart Crossland on August 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    This was an engineered event, but by who ? https://youtu.be/UzhVhszMldc

  43. Ajax Reno on August 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm

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

  44. Catherine Wood on August 3, 2021 at 10:17 pm

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

  45. Leaf 123 on August 3, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    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.

  46. DUMBR on August 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

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

  47. lucky43113 on August 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Drone is the modern-day weather balloon

  48. wavy davy on August 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    drone fired out of aircannon at 500mph fake news.

  49. truth tellor on August 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    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.

  50. No Bull - Dozer on August 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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

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