Heathrow shut down: Another UK airport drone sighting
All flights have resumed at Britain’s Heathrow airport after a temporary shutdown due to a drone sighting.
Up to 40 flights were impacted by the one-hour halt at the world’s third-busiest airport (pictured above).
At approx 17:05hrs today we received reports of a sighting of a #drone in the vicinity of Heathrow airport. As a precautionary measure, @HeathrowAirport has stopped departures and officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues from airport
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) January 8, 2019
It comes just days after alleged drone sightings caused chaos at Gatwick airport in the lead-up to Christmas.
“They knew after Gatwick there’d probably be a copy-cat, because it got so much publicity,” Channel Seven’s European correspondent, Laurel Irving, told 3AW Breakfast.
“What happened at Gatwick was not pretty; they swung into action a lot more quickly this time.”
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