After a drone was discovered in the area on Sunday, Gatwick Airport in London had to close its runway for almost an hour.
Twelve incoming planes had to be diverted to other airports, according to officials at Britain’s second-busiest airport.
At 1:44 PM, according to the airport, “following established procedures, operations at London Gatwick were temporarily suspended.” while inquiries into the possible sighting of a drone near to the airstrip were ongoing.
It took around 50 minutes until the airport reopened. Whether a drone had been found was unable to be confirmed by a Gatwick official.
More than 140,000 tourists were stuck in December 2018.
In December 2018, dozens of drone sightings caused Gatwick to be closed for portions of three consecutive days, leaving more than 140,000 travelers stranded or delayed.
Police spent months trying to find the perpetrators and figure out how many of the sightings were true, but they were unable to do either.
When the event occurred, police stated that it was not considered to be tied to terrorism and that “no evidence exists to suggest it was either state-sponsored, campaign- or interest-group led.”