Horsham hot air balloon suspends Gatwick flights

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

A HOT air balloon in the Horsham area suspended five flights from taking off from Gatwick Airport this morning.

The balloon ventured into Gatwick airspace at 9am this morning, but had cleared the zone by 9.14am.

A spokesman for the airport said that it had not caused a great backlog and that they would be liaising with NATS, their air-traffic control system to see how their radar picked it up.

He added that they were not aware of any other similar incidents.