“We got a message that a drone is seen at Heathrow and are working closely with the police to any threat to close”, says the airport, in a statement. Among other things, a police helicopter is on the spot and, according to the British minister of Transport also means the army is ready with the specialised equipment to any drone.Read also Still no visibility on the criminal drone affair Gatwick
as a precaution, were an hour long all departing flights halted, planes can still countries. According to the website FlightRadar increased the last plane at around 18.15 pm (Belgian time). An hour later, lay there re a number of flights to depart around 19.40 hours (Belgian time) confirmed the airport. Or are delays possible. the
The aeronautical authorities apologize to passengers. Heathrow is the largest airport of Europe.
Previous month was still the airport of Gatwick, 40 miles to the south, more than a day to completely silent because drones seen were. Thousands of flights were cancelled, almost 150,000 passengers were affected. But as a perpetrator or a drone is almost three weeks after the incident has still not been found and the police can also not exclude that there is actually never a drone.
The British government has announced, as a result of the illegal drones at Gatwick, just today new measures. So are drones forbidden in a zone of five kilometers around airports, instead of the current one kilometre. The police will get additional powers regarding the landing, the seizure and the tracking of drones. The government is also working on technological innovations to drones in certain places such as airports or prisons faster to detect and repel.
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At approx 17:05hrs today, we received reports of a sighting of a #drone in the vicinity or Heathrow airport. As a precautionary measure, @HeathrowAirport has stopped departures and officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues from airportMetropolitan Police(@ metpoliceuk) link
We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Police to prevent any threat to operational safety. As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any cause and solution this may cause.Heathrow Airport(@ HeathrowAirport) link