Gatwick: another case of horses and stable doors
UK government was repeatedly warned about danger from drones and its legislation was too little, too late
There are no excuses for the Gatwick chaos. Ministers and the airport authorities have had ample warnings about the dangers that drones could present to passenger aircraft.
In October 2016, in my review of London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident, I highlighted the potential for drones – either accidentally or with malicious intent – to disrupt flights.
Source: Guardian Transport