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# gatwick - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'
# London
# London

Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'

Dec 7th 2019, 7:37 PM 30,335 Views 5 Comments

A spokesperson confirmed the issue involved a flight which arrived from Poland.

# gatwick - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures
# Runway Incident
# Runway Incident

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:57 PM 41,610 Views 12 Comments

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

# gatwick - Monday 24 December, 2018

'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated
# Drone
# Drone

'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated

Dec 24th 2018, 3:53 PM 57,258 Views 46 Comments

The couple was completely innocent.

# gatwick - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge

Dec 23rd 2018, 12:05 PM 22,574 Views 27 Comments

The airport is offering a €56,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.

# gatwick - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:28 AM 39,163 Views 26 Comments

Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.

# gatwick - Friday 21 December, 2018

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting

Updated Dec 21st 2018, 6:48 PM 32,400 Views 58 Comments

More delays have been experienced.

Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick

Dec 21st 2018, 7:03 AM 12,378 Views 11 Comments

It will take some days for services to return to normal after drones caused travel chaos at the busy airport.

# gatwick - Thursday 20 December, 2018

British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick
# Standstill
# Standstill

British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick

Updated Dec 20th 2018, 9:20 PM 82,313 Views 121 Comments

Two drones were first seen flying over the Gatwick Airport airfield at around 9pm yesterday evening.

# gatwick - Monday 19 March, 2018

Aer Lingus apologises after people spend night in airport due to flight cancellations
# Gatwick To Dublin
# Gatwick To Dublin

Aer Lingus apologises after people spend night in airport due to flight cancellations

Mar 19th 2018, 9:13 PM 53,622 Views 33 Comments

The flights were cancelled due to “lengthy waiting times for de-icing”.

# gatwick - Saturday 20 January, 2018

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'
# Grounded
# Grounded

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'

Jan 20th 2018, 4:32 PM 38,863 Views 27 Comments

The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.

# gatwick - Monday 3 July, 2017

Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport
# Too Close
# Too Close

Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:49 AM 15,165 Views 11 Comments

Five flights were diverted from the airport – including one BA plane, which was sent to Bournemouth.

# gatwick - Friday 2 June, 2017

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'
# Don't Press This Button
# Don't Press This Button

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 13,437 Views 14 Comments

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

# gatwick - Sunday 28 May, 2017

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'
# It Failure
# It Failure

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'

May 28th 2017, 8:48 AM 11,192 Views 7 Comments

All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.

# gatwick - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30

Apr 11th 2016, 4:07 PM 36,265 Views 43 Comments

Steven Gary Hydes was abandoned as a baby on 10 April, 1986.

# gatwick - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight for Disneyland trip
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight for Disneyland trip

Dec 23rd 2015, 8:16 AM 30,248 Views 177 Comments

The family have been given no explanation and will not be refunded for their £9,000 trip.

# gatwick - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 26,670 Views 15 Comments

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

# gatwick - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Nov 14th 2015, 11:18 AM 26,970 Views 22 Comments

Police said a suspicious item had sparked a security alert.

# gatwick - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Passenger tasered in 'man purse' dispute on Ireland-bound flight
# EasyJet
# EasyJet

Passenger tasered in 'man purse' dispute on Ireland-bound flight

Aug 20th 2015, 3:59 PM 28,088 Views 48 Comments

As one passenger put it, the man had a falling out with airline staff after they asked him to “put a bag in a bag”.

# gatwick - Thursday 9 April, 2015

The UK has struck oil...
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

The UK has struck oil...

Apr 9th 2015, 10:27 AM 26,538 Views 62 Comments

Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.

# gatwick - Monday 29 December, 2014

Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing

Dec 29th 2014, 3:26 PM 20,958 Views 22 Comments

A fault in the landing gear forced the plane to turn back earlier today.

# gatwick - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow
# Bag Man
# Bag Man

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow

Jul 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,656 Views 22 Comments

The 59-year-old targeted people who were travelling on their own, waited until they were distracted, and then took their bags.

# gatwick - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
# Air Traffic Control
# Air Traffic Control

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Dec 7th 2013, 7:51 PM 26,027 Views 23 Comments

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# gatwick - Friday 24 August, 2012

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem
# Divert
# Divert

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem

Aug 24th 2012, 3:54 PM 11,647 Views 37 Comments

The airline has said that there is no mayday situation onboard. The plane dumped or burned off fuel over the Irish Sea before turning back.

# gatwick - Monday 14 May, 2012

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,316 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

# gatwick - Sunday 5 February, 2012

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations
# Snow
# Snow

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations

Feb 5th 2012, 4:35 PM 8,961 Views 29 Comments

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights are among those affected by heavy snowfall in the UK and on the continent.

# gatwick - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings

Sep 11th 2011, 2:25 PM 2,445 Views 22 Comments

Fumes were discovered in the rear of the cabin of a flight from northern Spain to London last month.