Bosses at Gatwick Airport have said the incident over Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of its operational procedures.
Gatwick’s chief operating officer, told BBC Panorama that the operator of the reported drone “seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway”.
The BBC report outlined how Sussex Police had also said that the possibility an “insider” was involved was a “credible line” of inquiry.
Chris Woodroofe, COO at Gatwick, also said the way in which he and his team handled the incident would be no different if the same happened again, highlighting the safety of his passengers as paramount.
Woodroofe also went on to dismiss the suggestions that the number of sightings had been exaggerated as well as dismissing the theory that there had been no drone at all.
However, despite nearly four months passing since the incident, the reported drone sightings are yet to be confirmed or verified.