Heathrow airport runway ‘is closed after a suspected drone sighting’

Passengers face fresh chaos this evening after departures at Heathrow airport were halted following sightings of a drone.  

Travellers are currently waiting on the runway unable to take off from the airport, which is the UK’s largest, serving more than 200,000 people every day. 

Some passengers stuck inside planes have described vehicles out on the runway searching for the drone. 

The Metropolitan police have confirmed that they are investigating reports of a drone sighting over the runway. 

Flights have been grounded at Heathrow Airport (pictured) today after reports of a drone sighting

Flights have been grounded at Heathrow Airport (pictured) today after reports of a drone sighting

Flights have been grounded at Heathrow Airport (pictured) today after reports of a drone sighting

Planes are landing on the south runway, but the north runway has been grounded 

Planes are landing on the south runway, but the north runway has been grounded 

Planes are landing on the south runway, but the north runway has been grounded 

Heathrow airport confirmed on Twitter they were investigating a drone sighting

Heathrow airport confirmed on Twitter they were investigating a drone sighting

Heathrow airport confirmed on Twitter they were investigating a drone sighting

Flights are currently landing on the south runway, but the north runway is grounded. 

Heathrow Airport confirmed on Twitter that they were investigating a possible drone sighting.

Passengers have been tweeting their frustration over the chaos.

David Zuelke wrote: ‘Sitting on plane on runway at Heathrow Airport. Engines turned off. Airport is closed. No arrivals, no departures due to Drone activity in the area.’

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