The man who handled the pre-Christmas drone crisis at Gatwick has urged Extinction Rebellion not to put Heathrow passengers at risk.
Chris Woodroofe is Gatwick’s chief operating officer and was in charge of the Sussex airport when it was forced to shut the world’s busiest runway between 19 and 21 December 2019.
An unauthorised drone was flown intermittently around the airport for 33 hours, triggering the cancellation of over 900 flights and affecting 160,000 passengers. The perpetrators have still not been found.
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