Unauthorised flying object in West Sussex sky leads to flights being diverted to Bournemouth, Southend and Stansted

A drone spotted in the sky near Gatwick airport on Sunday evening prompted the closure of a runway and led to several flights being diverted up to 80 miles away.

Flights were forced to divert away from the West Sussex airport to Stansted and Southend in Essex, and to Bournemouth in Dorset, leaving some passengers stranded far from home.

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