The latest case of a drone behaving badly took place over the weekend at Gatwick Airport, London’s second-busiest installation for commercial flights.
The airport tweeted late Sunday that a drone sighting caused a runway shutdown that lasted 14 minutes in total:
Unconfirmed reports of a drone sighting led to runway suspension for a total of 14 mins. Operations fully resumed and police investigating.
— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) July 2, 2017
Runway operations were halted for nine minutes starting at 6:10 p.m. London time (1:10 p.m. Eastern Time), and then again for five minutes beginning at 6:36 p.m. London time, according to multiple published reports citing Gatwick officials.