Flights grounded at London Heathrow after drone sighting

London: Flights have been grounded at Britain's largest airport, London Heathrow, following reports of a drone sighting.

British Airways planes at London Heathrow Airport.Credit:Bloomberg

A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said they had stopped departures as a precautionary measure.

"We are currently responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety," the spokesperson said.

"As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate.

"We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause."

It follows the pre-Christmas chaos at London's second-largest airport Gatwick, caused by reports of multiple drone sightings.

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