London: Drone sighting interrupts flight operations at Heathrow Airport

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Via: The Financial Express

London: Flight operations were interrupted at London’s Heathrow Airport for a short while following drone sighting on Tuesday (Local Time).

The Airport, however, continued flight operations after the brief delay.

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Via: The Financial express

Apologizing for the irk, Heathrow airport reported that the departures have been continued and the runway is working with the Metropolitan Police on the reports of the drone sighting.

“We continue to work with the Met Police on reports of drones at Heathrow. We are working with Air Traffic Control and the Met Police, and have resumed departures out of Heathrow after a short suspension. We will continue to monitor this and apologize to anyone that was affected,” Heathrow airport informed on Twitter.

It had earlier twitted regarding the termination of the operation, telling passengers about the same.

“Heathrow Airport, London, England: We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the metropolitan police to prevent any threat to operational safety. As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate,” read a tweet by Heathrow.

Metropolitan Police said that at 5:05 pm on Tuesday (local time), drones were observed in the vicinity of the airport.

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“At approx 17:05hrs today we got 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 tweeted.

This appears less than a month after drone sightings at the Gatwick Airport where the flight arrivals were suspended for around three days. The shut down affected thousands of individuals at the Gatwick Airport.

Two people were arrested for suspected “criminal use of drones” and were later released by the police.

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