Gatwick Airport. Photo by owner VINCI Airports

Police Board Plane and Flights Grounded at London’s Gatwick Airport Following Threat

Police boarded a plane as it landed at Gatwick Airport after a security threat was reportedly made “towards aviation”. All flights at the airport were grounded for a period after the alert.

Passengers were held on the plane on the runway for up to 40 minutes while officers carried out safety checks.

Others saw police and fire crews on the runway who were waiting to meet the easyJet plane as it arrived from Poland.

Read more at The Independent

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