Map Shows The Chaos That Ensues When You Fly A Drone Too Close To An Airport

A new data visualisation has shown the scale of the disruption caused when a drone gets too close to a major airport. Footage generated from flight path data shows planes struggling to land at Gatwick on July 2 this year, when air traffic controllers stopped all take-offs and landings because of a drone sighting.

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50 Comments

  1. jahac18 on December 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    What music track is this?

  2. Wagyourtail on December 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    there are ways to take down a drone and probably laws allowing it. (not shooting)

  3. SquishBangBlow on December 4, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, but the same thing happens a year later when nobody actually flies a drone near Gatwick. Don’t panic and ignore the fake (mainstream) news.

  4. Dr. Ronald Clark on December 4, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    We now have drone electronics to take them out of the air. As soon as it is recovered by authorities an arrest should ensue. More important is to educate every drone purchaser that flying no zones will get you jailed and fined when they buy the drone. Every time you see a video of someone flying higher or farther than legal, alert authorities to have them arrested or fined or both.

  5. Enter Text on December 4, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    So Air traffic control is this fragile? That seems like more of a concern.

  6. BREWPLANES on December 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Bullshit.

  7. JackHas4.6MillionLegs on December 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Why couldn’t they get some typhoons to use that drone as missile practise

  8. Edward Katony on December 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Can someone explain to me about what’s going with these fake news corporate conspiracy theory stuff in the comment sections?

  9. Tyler Penny on December 4, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    the terrorists could cripple a country with a bunch 40 dollar ebay drones.. but I doubt a drone would drop a plane on final approach…

  10. planarian 19 on December 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I have an idea, why dont they buy like a cheap DJI and fly it towards the drone to scare it off or crash in to it?

  11. Callum Gillman on December 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Idiots… They should have to do a SOLID YEAR of forced community jobs, cleaning public lavs, mowing, picking up rubbish and if they don’t meet quotas given in a year makem start again….

  12. bigdatapimp on December 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    There was no drone. There hasn’t been one single piece of evidence proving there was a drone. Your video is incorrect on that matter and should be adjusted as such. This only further serves to damage a hobby that has proven time and again that is not only safe, but that claims like this are simply false. Then to top it off these falsehoods are used against law abiding citizens to harrass and ruin thier lives. Until there is ANY proof there was a drone, then there are only unproven allegations, and they should be addressed as such. It is extremely important to get facts correct when making content such as this.

    Otherwise this was an extremely interesting view on delays and diversions caused by an airport closure.

  13. Jack Skudlarek on December 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I saw a post on reddit of a guy claimint to be the one who took the pictures…he got a lot of hate and people threatening to dox him. hope he goes to jail.

  14. Clorox Bleach on December 4, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Well, it happens again and my fuckin flight was cancelled outta Gatwick

  15. John Mulcahy on December 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    It was possibly just a police drone.

  16. J A on December 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Governments worldwide need to get ahead of this now, manufacturers should be required to install transponders on drones, and severe jail time and penalties should be mandated. People will die in the future if this is not addressed … wasting fuel is one thing, but killing 300 people is another matter. This is a perfect example of a justified regulation to protect third parties who were not part of a transaction (drone manufacturer and drone operator).

  17. TCAS Gaming on December 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    They should buy the anti drone, the drone that catches a suspicious drone

  18. Hans5958 on December 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Ok guys you are cleared to land
    Oh shit abort the dickhead’s coming again

  19. Lloyd on December 4, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Best informative animatuon about drone case!

  20. Cheeky Kent on December 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    It WASN’T Ally Law.

  21. kaluahmon on December 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I thought I click on a VASaviation video lol

  22. Nathan C on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    This aged quite well

  23. cmroundabout79 on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    People that put drones into controlled airspaces don’t care about the consequences. Don’t waste your breath

  24. Fadly A. Rahman on December 4, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I think people who do this are doing it exactly because they know it will cause trouble. It’s the same kind of people that shoot laser into a plane’s cockpit. This people are troublemakers.

  25. DarkonXBL on December 4, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    How do they detect these drones?

  26. Jamherher on December 4, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    One droney boi

  27. Squibo on December 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Jevil: Chaos you say….

    Proceeds to buy and fly 100 drones to airports across the WORLD

  28. Samuel Wardell on December 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Cough* Gatwick

  29. Judge Dread on December 4, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    It was a UFO.

  30. Jeremy Carter on December 4, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I hope that they were caught and thrown into prison. Man, the lives endangered just to get a cool photo of aircraft is not worth it. Stupid drone pilots.

  31. Abhishek Nayak on December 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    If you fly a drone you are NOT a pilot.

  32. The Grumpy Southerner on December 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Well ! There you go, NOT the first time this has happened in Dec 2018 as stated by the media, this video is over a year before !
    Maybe the perpetrators of the Dec 2018 drone disruption got the idea from this extremely informative video !
    Well done 👍🏼

  33. Adam A. Diaz on December 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    So what happens if a pilot lands after disobeying a not to land order?

  34. iii on December 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Shoot the damn thing down

  35. O U on December 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    lmao it happened again

  36. Juan Pablo Ballesteros on December 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    We only need to be able to shoot drones out of the sky if they enter sensitive areas such as the approach path of an airport or a restricted area… Or simply put an ADS-B Trans receiver and only let them fly in uncontrolled areas G airspace. And it they want/need to enter a controlled airspace then stablish two way radio contact as any other aircraft… Can’t see any other reaoanable or effective solution. You’re putting pilots in danger if you fly near an airport maybe an airliner may be less affected by a drone than a small plane… And yes just like a bird can bring down any plane a drone can too

  37. Aqxuire on December 4, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Meanwhile Casey Neistat is flying a drone inside a plane

  38. Bartholomew Dan on December 4, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I’m calling the time police

  39. VeryStableGenius on December 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    yea what ever you do dont disturb the 2% people that travel and destroy the environment.

  40. CsQ_RandomRepository on December 4, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    This is why massive parts of Seoul and citys around it (including 9.3km-radius regions around airports) are banned from flying drones.

  41. Guillermo Contreras on December 4, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    So here’s the tii g: was there a drone to start out? Seems like the police are now saying, there may not have been one to start out!!!
    What about the poor guy arrested for having a RV helicopter accused of having this drone?!
    If there was no drone, who pays?

  42. Enter Text on December 4, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    This just in!!! Goose spotted over runway!! "How will we ever survive?"

  43. Nothing To see on December 4, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    1 drone

  44. Alex Shuysky on December 4, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    One of these days that drone will cause crash and drone worldwide will be banned thanks to some hardheaded assholes.

  45. Elysione Loh on December 4, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Does no one in the comment section realize that unconfirmed drones have a risk of carrying explosives?

    Or that it could mean there are unknown activities nearby that could be malicious?

    It is a security risk to everyone in the airport and planes in nearby vicinity.

    Remember that a disaster could outright cripple the schedule for weeks to months of scheduled flights. Compared to a few hours of delays, it is much better.

    It is not overreaction. It is reasonable preventive measures that could save lives. Such protocols must exists so that disasters on the scale of 911 does not happen again.

  46. Trover on December 4, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    stop the hate all i wanted to do was get some pictures

  47. one above all on December 4, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Yea sure its a drone a fuckin military git didpatched to bring one damn drone down and had to shut down the whole airport yea totally.

  48. unwrapping by mimi koteng on December 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Looks like big cats are afraid of domestic cats.

  49. joe cormack on December 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    the airport should have to pay for all that wasted jet fuel

  50. Cadentopia on December 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    just get the drone to be absolutely crushed

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