Thousands suffer travel chaos as drones are spotted near airfield

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WEST SUSSEX, United Kingdom

Thousands of passengers have suffered travel chaos as drones are spotted nearby at Gatwick Airport forcing its closure.

Flights in and out of the UK’s second busiest airport were suspended at around 9pm on Wednesday after two of the devices were seen near the West Sussex airfield.

Gatwick’s chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe said the devices had been spotted again over the airport as late as 8am this morning.

The incidence has affected more than 10,000 including 2,000 passengers whose flights have been unable to take off.