A DRONE expert has claimed that the closure of Gatwick Airport has nothing to do with an errant drone but is in fact either a UFO or a conspiracy hatched in order to ban drone use once and for all.
The editor of Drone User magazine, Steve Timewell, made the astonishing claims on TalkRadio this afternoon. The drone efficianado said: “The sensationalist media love this type of story. And who knows - it could be a conspiracy to force the total banning of all drones.
Radio host Jamie East paused for a moment, as if struggling to know how to respond.
He began slowly: “Gatwick airport would shut down for a day just to get rid of drones?”
Mr Timewell continued: “The first thing we need to clarify in this situation is if this test incident is an alleged drone incident.
“As with all drone reports, we’ve yet to see any photographic evidence of a drone involved.”
His guest explained: “So basically, at the moment, this is a UFO sighting which is an unidentified flying object and it should be described as that until we know otherwise.
But his guest used his own logic to unravel the situation: “There are two types of drone user - the first is the type that sees the benefit of drones and uses them responsibly.
“The second one is the person who buys a cheap diesel drone off eBay and just flies it wherever he likes.
“However, no matter how stupid this person is, I don’t believe that they would fly it over Gatwick Airport.
“So basically, this is either a deliberate attempt to cause disruption to the airport or a deliberate attempt to discredit drones.”