Snipers arrived at Gatwick Airport to deal with drones, and Jacksepticeye was caught right in the middle.
Tens of thousands of passengers were caught in the chaos after the runway was closed at Gatwick airport in London. The reason? Ongoing Drone activity. The airport said:
‘There is significant disruption at Gatwick today as a result of what appears to be a deliberate attempt to disrupt flights. We are extremely disappointed that passengers are being affected by this, especially at such an important time of year. We are prioritising the welfare of those at the airport by deploying staff into our terminals to look after people as best we can. We are working hard with our airlines to get information to passengers but would advise anyone booked onto flights from Gatwick, or meeting arriving passengers, not to travel to the airport without checking the status of the flight with their airline or on our website first.’
One of those passengers included YouTuber Jack Septicyeye, who counts 20M subscribers on his YouTube channel. He tweeted “There might be a disruption in uploads in the coming week or two. I’m still travelling [sic] and Gatwick airport got closed, so flights were cancelled. I’m also travelling home to Ireland soon for Christmas and might not get time to prep for that anymore. Wanted to let you all know :)”
At the time of this recording, the runway had been closed for over 18 hours. But this little snafu has become something much bigger.
In fact, the army has been brought in to help tackle the drone attack. The reports of this crazy delay are that as soon as the runway is cleared for takeoff, the drones reappear. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the BBC ministers are “doing everything we can with other airports to make arrangements to get passengers incoming back in the UK but also to give passengers a chance to get out of the UK as quickly as possible”.
And given that this holiday weekend is one of the busiest times of year, all eyes have been on this delay.
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