Between 19 and 21 December 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled at Gatwick Airport, following 67 reports of drone sightings close to the runway. The incident caused major travel disruption, affecting about 140,000 passengers and over 1,000 flights.
One week on, government sources have told High Press News that there may not have been any drones at Gatwick Airport and instead just the voice of Burnley manager Sean Dyche lingering around the runway.
Gatwick Airport spokesperson Ian Crease-Security clarified that police did believe the drone sightings were credible due to the number of witnesses, but following further investigation discovered that nobody actually saw a drone and instead just heard something.
“It sounded like a hoover sucking up gravel inside of a large vacant underground car-park” cried one distressed witness. “It was just horrible, imagine the sound of stones in a blender.”
Dyche, also known for singing the guitar parts in My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 album ‘Loveless’, was inside Gatwick Airport on the day of the incident. “It didn’t affect me because I was just there for recreation, rather than to catch a flight” stated the Burnley manager. “My only complaint would be that the vending machine stocked Lays rather than Walkers.”