There's severe disruption at Gatwick Airport after multiple drone sightings near the runway - forcing its closure.
The airport closed its runway from 9pm last night (Wednesday 19th December) for six hours before another drone was spotted, forcing a second closure.
It's causing huge disruption - with outgoing flights grounded and incoming ones diverted, just as the Christmas getaway begins.
Thousands of people have been stranded - and others have had flights diverted.
Gatwick is advising people to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.
The airport's been publishing updates on its social media pages:
1/2 Thurs 09.15: All flights to and from Gatwick are suspended due to ongoing drone activity activity around the airport. Unfortunately, there are significant delays and cancellations to all flights today.— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) December 20, 2018
2/2 Please do not travel to the airport without checking the status of your flight with your airline first. We apologise to everyone affected, but the safety of all our passengers and staff is our no.1 priority.— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) December 20, 2018
Sussex Police have launched an investigation.
#GatwickDrones | We are carrying out a joint search w/ @Gatwick_Airport for the operators of #drones sighted at #Gatwick. Public safety is paramount and we will take all available actions to disrupt this deliberate act. There are no indications to suggest this is terror related. pic.twitter.com/J36d0Xzo2G— Sussex Police (@sussex_police) December 20, 2018
The Civil Aviation Authority has released this statement.
It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment.https://t.co/avAtyxPdQZ#Gatwick #Gatwick_Airport pic.twitter.com/XQqB4W9Kc0— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) December 20, 2018
John Belo's flight to Portugal was stuck on the runway, and he says he got very little information.
These people at the airport have been waiting for loved ones to arrive - but their flights have been diverted.
Gatwick's Chief Operating Officer Chris Woodrofe has been giving his reaction.