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Gatwick reopens with massive backlog

‘HIGHLY TARGETED’:Almost 50 drone sightings over two days caused the airport’s closure, disrupting the plans of 120,000 travelers in one of the busiest travel periods


Grupo Aeromexico last week said that it was investigating whether a drone collided with a Boeing 737 as the airplane approached Tijuana, Mexico. The jet sustained damage to its nose, but landed safely.

While governments bar drones from paths reserved for airliners, with Britain outlawing flights above 120m or within 1km of an airport boundary, the millions of small consumer devices that have been purchased around the world cannot be tracked on radar, making it difficult to enforce the rules.

In addition, many users do not know the restrictions — or do not follow them.

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