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SOME 10,000 PASSENGERS AFFECTED BY SUSPENSION OF FLIGHT AT GATWICK

On Thursday, some 10,000 passengers were affected by the suspension of all flights at London Gatwick Airport, the second in the United Kingdom, due to the presence of two drones near the runway.

A spokeswoman for the airport said that so far, 240 flights of the 765 scheduled for the day “had been cancelled” on Thursday, when close to a total of 115,000 passengers had to pass through this terminal located in the south of England.

According to the spokeswoman, “the worst situation was experienced” on Wednesday as many flights were diverted to “any airport” that could receive them.

According to Sussex police, there were 6,000 people scheduled to arrive in Gatwick on Wednesday and had to divert to other terminals in the United Kingdom.

The London airport remains closed and all flights are currently suspended for the time being, since according to the police, the use of drones in Gatwick has been a deliberate act to interrupt the activity of the terminal.

The airport asks passengers to contact their airlines about their travel situation, while law enforcement agents patrol the airstrip and surrounding areas to locate the person who makes to fly these devices by remote control.

The operation of drones near an airport is punishable in the United Kingdom with up to five years in prison.

Brenda Perez, EFE Agency in London. (December 20, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

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En el texto se dice que...  
A
miles de vuelos se cancelaron en un aeropuerto de Londres.
B
no se llegó a cancelar ningún vuelo en un aeropuerto de Londres.
C
cientos de vuelos se cancelaron en un aeropuerto de Londres.
Question 2
Según el texto, ¿por qué se cancelaron esos vuelos?  
A
Porque había un par de drones cerca de la pista.
B
Porque hubo un accidente.
C
Porque había una huelga de pilotos.
Question 3
La cancelación de esos vuelos...  
A
no ha afectado a ningún viajero.
B
afectó a miles de personas.
C
solo ha afectado a millones de viajeros.
Question 4
¿En qué aeropuerto londinense ha ocurrido esto?  
A
No se cita.
B
En Gatwick.
C
En Heathrow.
Question 5
Según  la policía...  
A
nadie tuvo la intención de interrumpir el tráfico aéreo.
B
alguien quiso interrumpir el tráfico del aeropuerto.
C
se descarta que el uso de esos drones sea intencionado.
Question 6
La policía...  
A
acaba de detener a la persona que manejaba esos drones.
B
descarta que vaya a buscar a la personar que manejaba esos drones.
C
está buscando a la persona que manejaba esos drones.
Question 7
En el vídeo se habla...  
A
del tiempo que está haciendo en toda Europa.
B
de unos vuelos cancelados en Estados Unidos.
C
de unos vuelos cancelados por el mal tiempo.
Question 8
Según el vídeo,  esas cancelaciones se deben...  
A
por el viento.
B
solo por fuertes lluvias.
C
por la nieve y el mal tiempo.
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Un sinónimo de 'ubicada' es...  
A
'centrada'.
B
'alejada'.
C
'situada'.
Question 2
'Desviar' es...  
A
parar.
B
apartar a algo o alguien del camino que sigue.
C
seguir en el mismo camino.
Question 3
Si 'interrumpes' algo...  
A
dejas que algo se siga haciendo.
B
evitas que una acción se detenga.
C
paras la acción de algo que se está realizando.
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