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19 Dec 2018 | 10:45 PM UTC

UK: Flight delays reported at London’s Gatwick Airport December 19

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Drone causes disruptions for arriving and departing aircraft at London Gatwick Airport (LGW); flight delays and diversions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/20/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION London

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An unidentified drone is causing flight disruptions at London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) as of 22:45 (local time) on Wednesday, December 19. All departures are currently delayed and arriving aircraft are delayed or diverting to other regional airports, including Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Stansted Airport (STN). Flight delays are expected to continue in the coming hours and cancelations are possible. 


Individuals flying through London, particularly LGW, are advised to monitor the situation, confirm the status of their flight, and anticipate flight disruptions.


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