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'Welcome to Luton' register England: Prank scares arrivals into London Gatwick Airport

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A YouTube prankster has admitted he’s behind a mischievous signal which has appeared in a subject within the UK.

‘Welcome to Luton’ has been written out in giant letters on the arrival path for planes into London Gatwick Airport.

Abbey Desmond was flying into the UK airport from Mexico when she noticed the signal.

“Flying in to Gatwick, just before landing this is what is out the left window… great prank, deffo at Gatwick,” she tweeted. It has been favored greater than 27,000 occasions.

She informed ITV: “We were about to land and in a state of panic until staff confirmed on landing we were actually at Gatwick.”

Journalist Jeremy Cliffe additionally tweeted in regards to the signal.

“Nothing makes for a stress-free arrival in the UK quite like the words Welcome to Luton currently spelled out in giant white letters in a field under the final approach to Gatwick Airport.”

The man behind the prank, Max Fosh, responded to Desmond’s tweet with a single phrase: “Guilty.”

He went on to inform BBC Three Counties Radio that the stunt value him £4000 ($A7085) however that it was price each penny.

“It’s my job to make videos and my videos are all about doing silly things, to put a smile on people’s faces but just to be silly, I’m glad this stunt has gone down well,” stated Fosh.

He stated he discovered the house owners of the sphere after doing a little door-knocking: “A lovely couple said, ‘yeah we’ve got an 80-metre-long patch of land we don’t have any use for’, so I said ‘great can I get my tarpaulin out and start hammering pegs into the ground?'”

The signal appears to be like set to remain for the subsequent six weeks at the very least.

This is not the primary time that pranksters have tried to catch weary travellers unaware. Similar stunts have appeared within the US and Australia.

Last 12 months, a ‘Welcome to Perth’ signal was noticed on a constructing subsequent to Sydney Airport.

The man behind it, Brad Heasman, stated he took inspiration from Mark Gubbins who has welcomed passengers flying into Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee with an indication that reads ‘Welcome to Cleveland’ atop his home since 1978.


See additionally: Airport’s $40k welcome signal fail for first arrivals

See additionally: ‘Kurt Cobain’ mural by Aussie artist goes viral across the globe, once more

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