After “Drone Sighting”, London’s Heathrow Airport Suspends Departures

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Arriving planes however are continuing to land at Heathrow.

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London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departures on Tuesday following a drone sighting.

"We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety. As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate," the airport said on its official Twitter account.

We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met 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 inconvenience this may cause.

— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) January 8, 2019

Arriving planes however are continuing to land at Heathrow.

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