Travelers Face Chaos as Drones Shut London’s Gatwick Airport

All incoming and outgoing flights were suspended, and the airport's two terminals were jammed with thousands of weary travelers.

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LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain’s Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield. The airport south of London — Britain’s second-busiest by passenger numbers — closed its runway Wednesday evening after two drones were spotted. It reopened briefly at about 3 a.m. Thursday, but shut 45 minutes later after further sighting…

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