On the evening of 19 December, local time, two jets were intercepted by Gatwick Airport in London, which caused the airport’s take-off and landing order, which was forced to close.
According to reports, Gatwick Airport is 43 km south of London and is the second largest airport in the United Kingdom. On the 19th, at 9 pm local time, the airport suddenly found two industrial grade UAVs that could interfere with the aircraft taking off and landing, and the airport closed the runway. The airport reopened at 3:00 am on the 20th. After 45 minutes, the airport again suffered drone interferences and the authorities then announced the airport closure.
Woodrow, head of operations at Gatwick Airport in the UK, said the airport would remain closed until the drone was intercepted. At present, London police have sent 20 police forces to search for drone controllers and initially dismissed the suspected terrorist attacks. The police believe that this is deliberate deliberate interference with the airport.
Airport police chief Bolton Shuo said that when the police search for drone controllers, the drone will disappear every time they approach the target. When the airport reopens, the drone will appear near the airport runway. Police analysts believe this is deliberate interference in the airport incident.
According to the report, this is currently the peak period for travelers on Christmas Eve. At the twentieth local time, affected by the drone’s intervention, 760 flights from the UK’s Gatwick Airport took off and landed and more than 110,000 passengers were disrupted. About 10,000 passengers were forced to stay at the airport.
Under English law, no drone can be released within 1 km of the airport and people who break the rules can be sentenced to a maximum of five years imprisonment. Gatwick Airport is asking passengers to confirm that the flight can fly normally before traveling to the airport for check-in. The official website of the airport apologizes to all concerned passengers and stresses the importance of protecting passengers and flight safety.
Due to drone jammer incidents, most of the flights currently serving Gatwick Airport are being transferred to other cities in the UK, and some flights are temporarily parked in airports such as France and the Netherlands. -Low.
In order to prevent such serious situations from reoccurring, there should be tools for dealing with drones, such as UAVs, which can block UAV signals at specific frequencies and disable them.