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trousers
20-12-2018, 03:52 PM
So, what do we reckon then? The Russians? Greenpeace? Theresa May? Or someone else....?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-sussex-46564814

Lord Duckhunter
20-12-2018, 04:07 PM
My moneys on a eco soap dodger.


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badgerx16
20-12-2018, 04:09 PM
If they do find the perpetrator, they shoul simply march him/her into the departure lounge and lock the doors.

On a serious note, what a clear example to future terrorists of a low risk, high reward method for disruption.

trousers
20-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Seems bizarre that these things can't be tracked and located once they're in the air

whelk
20-12-2018, 04:51 PM
My moneys on a eco soap dodger.


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Be one of your leave means leave gobsh1te.

shurlock
20-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Be one of your leave means leave gobsh1te.

Too thick to pull it off.

whelk
20-12-2018, 05:08 PM
Hope the fcker gets 10 years when they find them

Batman
20-12-2018, 05:21 PM
If they do find the perpetrator, they shoul simply march him/her into the departure lounge and lock the doors.

On a serious note, what a clear example to future terrorists of a low risk, high reward method for disruption.

If a terrorist needs this as an example then they will fail at the first hurdle

aintforever
20-12-2018, 05:37 PM
It’s amazing some loon with a drone could cause so much disruption, you would have thought there would be safeguards in place and methods to stop them. Even if they catch whoever did it what’s stopping it happening tomorrow?

Unbelievable Jeff
20-12-2018, 05:46 PM
I feel sorry for 48% of the people affected.

warsash saint
20-12-2018, 06:43 PM
So all we have of evidence is one grainy video taken with a potato by the looks of it!!

Fake news everyone!

Cabbage_Face
20-12-2018, 06:45 PM
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shurlock
21-12-2018, 02:46 AM
My money’s on an Ethiopian MDMA trafficking gang.

benjii
21-12-2018, 09:46 AM
It was The West. Bunch of ****s.

Either that or it was the Patriarchy. Or Colonialists.

Batman
21-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Surprised no one has blamed Trump?!

OldNick
21-12-2018, 01:19 PM
I have mentioned before the danger of these things. A plane coming inot land is very vulnerable to these. Should they be sold under licence only?? Imagine them being flown into crowds with chemicals or fuel etc. A ccheap way of spreading terror for little cost.

ALWAYS_SFC
21-12-2018, 01:51 PM
My moneys on a eco soap dodger.


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From Portsmouth then...

ecuk268
21-12-2018, 02:33 PM
"Failing" Grayling only took 20 hours to respond so I'm sure he'll have it all sorted soon.

More seriously, after approx 150 incidents this year, you would think that some contingency planning would be in place.

suewhistle
21-12-2018, 02:39 PM
There was a committee who discussed this issue: no award for guessing who was on it, and was even chair I believe..

Mystic Force
21-12-2018, 02:59 PM
I could not resist sharing this with you guys

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benjii
21-12-2018, 03:24 PM
There was a committee who discussed this issue: no award for guessing who was on it, and was even chair I believe..

Erick Black?

RonManager
21-12-2018, 04:57 PM
BBC Breaking News‏Verified account @BBCBreaking (https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking) 19m19 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1076167267438784512)More



Flights at Gatwick suspended again due to new "suspected drone sighting", spokesman says

ecuk268
21-12-2018, 05:41 PM
Now open

buctootim
21-12-2018, 05:55 PM
Just stopped off there for a pasty on the way home. Nearly empty on what’s supposed to be the busiest weekend of the year

OldNick
22-12-2018, 08:33 AM
Arrested 2 people apparently. Lets hope they get a long period in prison. I doubt they have much sympathy from the public

Jonnyboy
22-12-2018, 10:22 AM
My money’s on an Ethiopian MDMA trafficking gang.

With a faulty fridge?

shurlock
22-12-2018, 10:53 AM
With a faulty fridge?

Exactly. They're notorious around these parts.

benjii
22-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Next up, we've got The Gatwick Drones with their new single Sticky Floor.

OldNick
22-12-2018, 08:19 PM
A double glazing salesman and his wife !!!!

Batman
22-12-2018, 08:36 PM
A double glazing salesman and his wife !!!!

What were you expecting?

buctootim
22-12-2018, 08:58 PM
A double glazing salesman and his wife !!!!

Surely he would want the airport to make as much noise as possible. Unless his neighbour the triple glazing salesman was cleaning up.

whelk
23-12-2018, 12:56 AM
What were you expecting?

Someone who gets led away from the dock shouting ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and something about elites and something about buy one window get one free

Lord Duckhunter
23-12-2018, 12:58 AM
A double glazing salesman and his wife !!!!

She’s a bit of a milf though


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whelk
23-12-2018, 11:21 AM
Released without charge. Pictures on front page of every paper first as the bast@rds who ruined Xmas. Did seem odd

OldNick
23-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Released without charge. Pictures on front page of every paper first as the bast@rds who ruined Xmas. Did seem oddI did think it was strange that their names were released very quickly. I assume they will be sueing the papers etc

ecuk268
23-12-2018, 03:20 PM
I did think it was strange that their names were released very quickly. I assume they will be sueing the papers etc

Surely if they had been charged, the over-the-top publicity would have prejudiced a fair trial.

Jonnyboy
23-12-2018, 03:38 PM
Surprised there aren't more conspiracy theories doing the rounds.

Batman
23-12-2018, 03:55 PM
now it is a possibility that there were no drone(s) at all

:lol:

Pamplemousse
23-12-2018, 04:24 PM
now it is a possibility that there were no drone(s) at all

:lol:

I thought the police had found a damaged drone?

This entire story is just odd.

whelk
23-12-2018, 04:28 PM
How can you just arrest the completely wrong bloke? You’d like to have more faith that old bill have skills
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gatwick-drone-boss-man-arrested-13771951

badgerx16
23-12-2018, 04:41 PM
How can you just arrest the completely wrong bloke? You’d like to have more faith that old bill have skills
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gatwick-drone-boss-man-arrested-13771951
You would think that Sussex Police have a modicum of common sense;
Policeman knocks on somebody's front door - " Good evening sir, could you possibly account for your whereabouts on Wednesday evening ?"
"Of course, I was working in Kent".
"Can anybody verify that ?"
"My Boss".
Policeman then asks "And what about Friday ?"
"Oh, I was driving my boss's daughter around, you can check that with him as well"
"Ok, thanks. Oh, by the way, do you, perhaps own a drone ?"
"No"
"Ok sir, sorry for bothering you".

whelk
23-12-2018, 11:43 PM
Fck me there may not even have been a drone now.

Batman
29-12-2018, 11:06 AM
now police are saying the 'drone' could actually be theirs
This is after they arrested people for it

:lol:


Edit, it the suspected drone may have been a routine police drone used to look out for drones

Police have played a blinder here.

Lord Duckhunter
08-01-2019, 04:46 PM
Heathrow departures closed tonight, suspected drone.


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whelk
08-01-2019, 04:50 PM
I landed at Heathrow an hour ago. Phew

Lighthouse
08-01-2019, 05:16 PM
Heathrow departures closed tonight, suspected drone.

Going again now.