Hot air balloon disrupts Gatwick Airport flights

A hot air balloon which strayed into the airspace of Gatwick Airport led to the suspension of flights for ten minutes while it drifted away.

Five planes were held on the runway just after 09:00 BST until the balloon had cleared the West Sussex airport's airspace.

A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said it was unusual but the flights were delayed for only ten minutes.

Arrivals were unaffected and running on time, she added.

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