London Gatwick Airport (LGW) Shut Down, Drones Preventing Plane Departure
#1
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Well this is creepy as shit...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live...ve-updates

Gatwick shut down and UNIDENTIFIED drones everywhere??? What the fuck???

This article says closed til late Friday.

Police may shoot drones down??

WTF?!?!?
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#2



16:30... WTF!?
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#3
"More than 50 sightings of drone reported"...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live...ve-updates

WTF?!?
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#4
TROOPS CALLED IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-21/g...d/10645708
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#5
Check out this funky stylish little hottie!!!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/106459...40x627.jpg
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#6
That article says that there's no proof the people operating the drone have terroristic intentions but it's like...

EVERYONEEEEEE knows you DON'T FLY A DRONE OVER A FUCKING AIRPORT.

The article ALSO SAYS it's a "commercial sized drone" and that every time attempt to reopen the airfield, it RETURNS.

I mean fucking HELLLOOOO.
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#7
The drones in the pictures look like cheap hobbyist quadcopters. It's some asshole on a power trip or getting a cheap thrill out of disrupting travel.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=quadcopter
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#8
Quote:@Gatwick_Airport

Gatwick's runway will remain closed and all flights are cancelled for the rest of the evening because of continued drone sightings in and around the airfield as we continue to work with police and security partners to resolve the situation.

Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline and not travel to the airport if their flight is not confirmed. We share passengers’ frustration and are grateful for their ongoing patience.

https://twitter.com/Gatwick_Airport/stat...0752229376

https://twitter.com/Gatwick_Airport/stat...1959230464
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#9
https://twitter.com/Andsvik/status/1075918591659294720

ROFLLLMAOOO.
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#10
They're telling people to AVOID the airport FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...s-day.html

They're telling people "DON'T COME TO GATWICK"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOES THAT SOUND FUCKING NORMAL TO YOU?!?!?!?!?!?

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/12/20/...527806.jpg

Is that the drone??

WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON IT??

WHAT IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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#11
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/12/20/...243394.jpg

THAT'S the fucking drone?!?!?!?!

WHERE ARE THE OTHER PICS!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?1
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#12
Maybe they don't want more people piling in and adding to the confusion.

The military ought to be able to track the drone when it returns to its owner. The battery can't last forever. They'll bust the asshole eventually.
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#13
(12-20-2018, 08:10 PM)Guest Wrote: The battery can't last forever. They'll bust the asshole eventually.

That's what I was thinking too. And, gotta sleep sometime.

But maybe there's more than one.
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#14
They're at the very least being harassed because it reappears every time they try to reopen.

Doesn't sound like somebody just having fun to me.
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#15
Some OCD fuckers can amuse themselves for days with a worn out joke. It's sort of like being goal-directed, but with no real purpose in mind.

They're evidently trying to create a nuisance by preventing arrivals and departures, rather than trying to create a safety hazard by harassing planes in the air. So they're showing at least some restraint.
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#16
Yeah but if it IS just some asshole playing around for fun...

Nobody can argue the point that they're not trying to create a safety hazard.

Just being a drone in the area AT ANY TIME is a safety hazard.

A lot can go wrong with drones.

This shit isn't innocent.
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#17
Steve Timewell, Drone User Magazine: "Gatwick disruption is conspiracy to ban drones"
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#18
No, it's not innocent. The dude needs to go to jail.

Nevertheless, I'm not convinced he realizes how dangerous the situation is. He only sends the drone in when he wants to prevent planes from flying. Not when they're actually airborne.
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#19
(12-20-2018, 08:40 PM)Guest Wrote: He only sends the drone in when he wants to prevent planes from flying.

That's straight up fucked up.

But it's surprising it doesn't happen all the time, TBH.

There's no way they won't ban drones if this continues.

I've always fucking hated the idea of drones, TBH.

The problem is if they ban drones, only 'they' will have them then.

It's fucked from every angle.
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#20
"Gatwick drones 'must have been modified' to extend battery life": https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-s...n-modified

TOOOOOTALLY NORMAAAAAAAL.
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