Originally posted by BlueBoar
With as many as 50 sightings since the first which closed Gatwick, you'd have thought someone would have some idea what direction the drones went after being spotted.
On the Crawley side of the airport, there is an industrial complex, which is a possible area. However, they can be piloted from several miles away, which puts Crawley, Horley, Charlwood and Copthorne within range, especially as they appear to be industrial grade drones.
My opinion is that activism is a realistic view. It was clearly well planned in order for the perpetrators to avoid detection. Ruling out terrorism was a bit premature yesterday though!
I feel that this would have been a perfect cover for terrorist activity. With 20 police units focused on Gatwick, the MOD representation following that, an act of terror could have been carried out, such as a bomb near a terminal building carrying * thousands of passengers.
However, without that, Russia is a possibility that shouldn't be ruled out. A Russian vessel ran aground off our shores earlier in the week. They aren't to be trusted.
Gatwick has just closed again!
I'm in Copthorne! I'm innocent! Honest, Guv!
Hadn't realised it had closed again. What a mess.