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London’s Heathrow halts flights after sightings of a drone

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 9, 2019 12:29

London’s Heathrow halts flights after sightings of a drone

Flights from London’s Heathrow airport were halted after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone near Europe’s busiest air hub. A Reuters witness in a plane on the runway at Heathrow said multiple aircraft were waiting for permission to take off.London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, was severely disrupted when drones were sighted on three consecutive days in December, resulting in about 1,000 flights being cancelled or diverting and affecting 140,000 passengers.Heathrow said earlier this month it was working closely with authorities including the police and looking at relevant technology to combat the threat of drones.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 9, 2019 12:29

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