But his guest used his own logic to unravel the situation: “There are two types of drone user – the first is the type that sees the benefit of drones and uses them responsibly.
“The second one is the person who buys a cheap diesel drone off eBay and just flies it wherever he likes.
“However, no matter how stupid this person is, I don’t believe that they would fly it over Gatwick Airport.
“So basically, this is either a deliberate attempt to cause disruption to the airport or a deliberate attempt to discredit drones.”
Gatwick Airport has been closed after drones flew over the runway forcing all flights in and out to be suspended, leaving hundreds and thousands of travellers hoping to get away for Christmas stranded.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman stated that those flying the drones were “irresponsible and completely unacceptable” and voiced sympathy for people having their travel plans upset just days before Christmas.
Theresa May herself later made a statement saying: “I feel for all those passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted by this drone activity and the action that has had to be taken in response to it. At this particular time of year this is particularly difficult for people.
“We have already passed legislation in relation to the use of drones. As it has been made clear, the activity we have seen is illegal and those who are caught endangering aircraft can face up to five years in prison. And we’re consulting on further aspects of this including further police powers.
“We will continue to work with the Gatwick authorities in order to bring this to a close such that people will be able to get on to the travel that they were expecting over the Christmas.”
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