USA Today reports:
A 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” that forced the shutdown of London’s Gatwick international airport for several days, affecting 140,000 holiday travelers.
Police said the pair were from the small town of Crawley, near Gatwick. No one had claimed responsibility for the bizarre incidents that forced the closure of the airport for about 36 hours from Wednesday night until Friday morning.
The industrial-grade drones would dart into the airspace, forcing the cancellation of flights, then disappear, only to reappear when authorities were set to resume flights.