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Heathrow Closed By Drone Sighting

Postby toucana on January 8th, 2019, 2:14 pm 

Breaking News

Heathrow Airport in London has shut down all departures after a pilotless drone craft was sighted flying in the vicinity of the runways according to BBC reports.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713

Tonight's closure at Heathrow follows almost five days of chaos at Gatwick airport a month ago, just before Christmas. Police and security officers eventually called in specialised military equipment normally deployed in war zones like Afghanistan to track and disable multiple drones being deliberately used to disrupt normal civilian air traffic operations.

No arrests have yet been made in respect of the rogue drones used at Gatwick from 20th December onwards. It is thought the perpetrators are eco-terrorists.

The British government announced new legal restrictions on the use of pilotless drones in the vicinity of airports only this morning.
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Re: Heathrow Closed By Drone Sighting

Postby Dave_C on January 8th, 2019, 7:43 pm 

I'm sure we'll see ever increasing, hi-tech crimes as technology continues to get less expensive and more widely available. Makes you wonder what can be done about it. Seems like the governments need a department of anti-tech that predicts how technology can be used for crimes in the future and then searches for ways to prevent it including legally preventing technology from being marketed and ways to thwart it if it does get out. Hundreds of years ago, it was guns.
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Re: Heathrow Closed By Drone Sighting

Postby zetreque on August 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm 

I would agree partly with the person who's post was deleted or at least find the opinion valuable despite the personal attack.
There are huge numbers of people (on social media) who see airports as terrorizing and need to be "legally punished" for the harm they are inflicing by expanding traffic above neighboring neighborhoods. Perhaps instead of or at the same time we question the criminal actions against drone operators we should look at criminal actions against airports (or maybe the politiians who are approving expansions that isn't in line with their constituents or communities health).
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