Drone sighting stops flights out of London's Heathrow Airport


It added it first received the reports at about 5:05 p.m. Tuesday.

"As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate", it said. "We apologize to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause".

She explained: "Heathrow's aim is to design a sustainable, fair and more efficient future airport while connecting the United Kingdom to global growth".

A spokesperson from the airport confirmed that a drone was sighted near or within the airport, prompting the precautionary suspension of departure flights.

Sussex Police Chief Giles York, who is working on the Gatwick investigation, told BBC radio in late December that police have searched 26 potential launch sites near the airport but do not believe they have found the drone that was seen near the runway on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

Another said: "Stuck onboard a plane in runway at #Heathrow".

Rams will host Cowboys in divisional round of National Football League playoffs
The consensus is the youngest signal-caller ever to start a postseason game will use his struggles as a lesson going forward. The Chargers built a 23-3 lead in the fourth quarter before Jackson threw two touchdown passes to make it close.

India make history after soggy Sydney Test washed out
Just one word to say, "proud", to lead this team and it's an honour and privilege. "They make a captain look good to be honest". However it was their batting that let them down and a one piece of statistic will scare the die-hard Aussie fans.

Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure class
The 24-year-old was outstanding with and without the ball as City cut Liverpool's lead at the top of the table to four points. They won and we are very disappointed but we will focus on recovering and making sure we are ready for the next game.

Transport Minster Chris Grayling said the military are "preparing to deploy equipment used at Gatwick should it prove necessary".

Flights were stopped for approximately one hour, sparking a number of delays at the busy airport.

Whoever had their fun with a drone at Gatwick is about to hand loads more anti-drone powers to the police, as the Home Office has announced the results of a consultation into What To Do About Drones.

Heathrow and Gatwick recently also spent millions of pounds on military-grade anti-drone equipment. No arrivals, no departures due to Drone activity in the area'.

Locals now get half a day's respite from noise when take-offs and landings switch to the opposite runway at 3pm, but Hacan claims this would be reduced to one third of a day.

Police will also be allowed to fine users up to £100 (112 euros, $128) for failing to comply when instructed to land a drone, or not showing registration to operate a drone.