It has been reported that in the Telegraph “that one person tweeted that he was landing in Gatwick when the pilot “assessed that we were going to have a little delay because of a drone”.  The passenger added that they landed after 15 minutes.

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Another person tweeted that his easyJet flight to Gatwick had been “redirected to Stansted due to a drone sighting as we came into land”.  He said that the plane was refuelling and returning back to Gatwick.

A Stansted spokesman said he did not anticipate any further diversions on Sunday.

A Gatwick spokesman said: “Gatwick investigated a report of an unconfirmed sighting of an object outside the airport’s 5KM exclusion zone today but – following a full assessment – the airport has remained fully operational throughout.”

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