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08 Jan 2019 | 06:02 PM UTC

UK: London Heathrow Airport suspends operations January 8

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Airport authorities suspend operations at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) following drone sighting on January 8; flight disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Officials at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) temporarily suspended operations following a drone sighting near the airport, according to an announcement at approximately 17:50 (local time). Police officers are responding to the incident and all departures have been suspended. Flight disruptions are expected in the coming hours.


Travelers flying to or from LHR are advised to confirm the status of their flights and anticipate continuing flight disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations).


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