Drone Sighted at Heathrow Airport, All Flights Grounded Indefinitely

Drone Sighted at Heathrow Airport, All Flights Grounded Indefinitely

Departures from Heathrow have been suspended after a suspected drone sighting.

Passengers are being told their flights are not leaving as police carry out an emergency probe.

The airport will also start to sketch out where planes will fill the skies after the third runway opens, potentially as early as 2026.

In a statement, an airport spokesperson said: "We are now responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety".

Another wrote; "Grounded at #Heathrow whilst waiting to fly home to Manchester, first officer says flights suspended whilst police investigate possible #drone activity". "We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause".

"As a precautionary measure, Heathrow Airport has stopped departures and officers based at Heathrow are now investigating the reports with colleagues from Heathrow Airport", they said.

Gatwick was severely disrupted shortly before Christmas when drones were sighted on three consecutive days.

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Gatwick is the country's second busiest airport, after Heathrow, according to 2017 data from the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority.

In a separate consultation a year ago, most respondents rejected the idea of concentrating more planes over the same area and asked the airport to vary flight paths, which is likely to affect thousands more homes.

Arriving planes, however, are continuing to land at Heathrow.

Nadim Baig said it was just his "luck" to have his flight grounded before it was due to take off.

Heathrow Airport is at a standstill on Tuesday night after a reported drone sighting.

"The control tower has no idea when will be allowed to depart. - at Heathrow Airport".

Grayling said the government would also begin testing the use of counter-drone technology as part of its response to a consultation begun before December's disruption.

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