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Can I sue over cancelled Gatwick flight?

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Saturday 22 December 2018 19:55
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The airport saw a huge amount disruption due to a drone in its airspace
The airport saw a huge amount disruption due to a drone in its airspace

Q In the event of an airport being closed due to unauthorised incursions by drones, would a traveller be able to sue the operators for expenses and distress over cancelled flights, etc? And would the airlines be supportive of such a move?

Andrew B

A I do not see why any individual whose actions disrupt aviation – including cases of drones shutting airspace – could not in theory be sued to recover damages.

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