British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport hit by a drone


So far no arrests have been made. A spokesman of the airline company detailed that Police forces will receive “every assistance with their investigation”. Officials have asked for drone regulations to be put in place in order to avoid serious accidents. This incident comes after earlier this year the head of the International Air Transport Association has warned everybody that drones pose “a real and growing threat” to them.

The UK Air Proximity Board, which tracks and investigates such incidents that happen within UK air-space, last reported that there have been four near-misses at UK airports between August and September last year. The incidents were reported at London City, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports. Despite the fact that those incidents did not result in hits the incidents were still deemed to be very serious and as such labeled as category A incidents.


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