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Author Topic: Drones cause Gatwick chaos. 20/12/2018, ongoing.  (Read 2912 times)
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« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2018, 12:56:37 pm »

I think you mean *what* drone. Police saying it might not even exist as no footage, only human verbal reports with no details exist.

And that was a "miscommunication" by police. 67 individual reported sightings.

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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2018, 01:05:57 pm »

hmmm. Video of interview with Police not withdrawn yet...
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« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2018, 02:10:32 pm »

I suspect that some of the initial reported sightings were real, but that the situation then degenerated into hysteria, with most subsequent reports being mistaken.
I also consider it possible that a large drone, or even a manned glider or microlight was flown at a permitted distance from the airport, and was mistaken for a smaller craft much nearer.

If the initial drone flights WERE a deliberate attempt to cause disruption, then those responsible are probably very impressed with the results.

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2018, 02:14:03 pm »

It's starting to remind me of the Warminster "Thing"......................
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« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2018, 05:17:44 pm »

Could be a portal to Rendlesham Forest.  Grin
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