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Army blocks new Gatwick drone attack

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The UK Army has thwarted the latest Gatwick drone attack as the airport re-opened 80 minutes after flights were suspended Saturday.

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At around 5pm this evening, an airport spokeswoman confirmed the devastating news that flights were once again suspended.

She added that airfield operations had been "temporarily suspended" due to an "unconfirmed report of a drone sighting."

However, just over an hour later, Gatwick confirmed that flights had resumed insisting "military measures" in place are working to keep passengers safe.

A statement said: "Flights have now resumed at Gatwick following a reported drone in the area.

"While we investigated, airfield movements were suspended. This was a precautionary measure as safety remains our main priority.

"The military measures we have in place at the airport have provided us with the reassurance necessary that it is safe to reopen our airfield."


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