Passengers onboard a Gatwick-bound flat had been left in a “state of panic” by an enormous signal somebody had laid out on the strategy to the airport saying “Welcome to Luton”.
Fortunately for passengers, the message was a prank reasonably than a sign of their location.
Abbey Desmond noticed the outsized letters from her Mexico-London flight and tweeted an image of it.
“Flying in to Gatwick, simply earlier than touchdown that is what’s out the left window… nice prank, deffo at Gatwick,” she captioned the photograph.
She instructed ITV: “We had been about to land and in a state of panic till workers confirmed on touchdown we had been truly at Gatwick,” including, “Nothing makes for a stress-free arrival within the UK fairly just like the phrases Welcome to Luton at present spelled out in large white letters in a subject beneath the ultimate strategy to Gatwick Airport.”
The heartstopping signal was allegedly the work of prankster Max Fosh, who retweeted Abbey’s image with one phrase: “Responsible…”.
“It’s my job to make movies and my movies are all about doing foolish issues, to place a smile on folks’s faces however simply to be foolish, I’m glad this stunt has gone down nicely,” he instructed BBC Three Counties Radio.
Mr Fosh stated the stunt had value him round £4,000 to implement – he discovered the house owners of a subject close to the airport by knocking on doorways within the native space.
“A stunning couple stated, ‘yeah we’ve obtained an 80-metre-long patch of land we don’t have any use for’, so I stated ‘nice can I get my tarpaulin out and begin hammering pegs into the bottom?’”
Gatwick passengers beware: the deceptive signal is prone to be in place for an additional six weeks.