London’s Gatwick Airport suspended flights on Sunday when – yet another – reported drone sighting near the facility led authorities to halt operations as a safety precaution until the all-clear was given.

Officials at Gatwick interrupted flights at the airport south of London for about an hour yesterday after a drone was reported flying within the one-mile restricted area around the hub. Neither statements from the facility nor accounts of the incident confirm a UAV had been found in operation, or determined to have been present in the zone before the reopening.

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The question of whether the drone had indeed violated the airspace restriction is not merely a formality, given Gatwick’s notorious history with purported sightings.

In December of 2018, traffic in and out of Gatwick was halted – and around 1,000 flights canceled or diverted – when a series of…