RPA suspected of hitting British Airways A320 landing at Heathrow

BA727 drone strike

Its been a lovely Sunday in the UK, I wonder if anybody was out FPV flying in London. At lunchtime a British Airways flight was struck by what is alleged to have been a drone as the aircraft positioned to land at Heathrow Airport.

The Met police released the following statement:-

Detectives are investigating after an object hit the front of the passenger plane as it approached Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at around 12.50pm.

A pilot on an inbound flight into Heathrow Airport from Geneva reported to police that he believed a drone had struck the aircraft.

It transpired that an object, believed to be a drone, had struck the front of the aircraft.

No arrests have been made.

Heathrow 737

From the CAA:

“The CAA is aware of a possible incident with a drone at Heathrow today which is subject to investigation by the Metropolitan Police.

“Safety is our first priority. Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations. The rules for flying drones are designed to keep all airspace users safe.”

“It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment.”

This story plainly is developing.