London's Gatwick Airport will remain closed until at least 8 a.m. as chaos caused by drones continues into a 2nd day, according to Eurocontrol
A Gatwick Airport spokesperson says passengers should not come to the airport "for the foreseeable future including tomorrow"
There are also problems at Heathrow. The BA IT system has crashed, according to a passenger from The Westminster Bubble who is there - they've been told paperwork being manually delivered to planes. "150 aircraft awaiting clearance to take off", their pilot said
Gatwick Airport chief executive Stewart Wingate says "regrettably the airport will remain closed as a result of this criminal activity"
Cobra meeting underway on #GatwickDrones
Gavin Williamson has just confirmed: "We will be deploying the armed forces" at Gatwick, who will use "unique military capability" to help in the drone crisis. Declines to give any further detail about what military will or can do.
Sussex Police have made a formal request for military help. Defence sources say unspecified help will be provided.
Gatwick Airport chief says that it is unsafe to reopen airport due to drone sighting within the last hour
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Eurocontrol says London Gatwick is closed till 10.00UTC due to drone
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