Drone Apparently Crashes Into Plane Headed to London


A drone apparently slammed into a British Airways plane headed to London on Sunday, officials said.

The plane was headed from Geneva, Switzerland, to London’s Heathrow Airport when the pilot said he thought a drone had struck the aircraft, London Metropolitan Police said.

The Airbus A320 had 132 passengers and five crew members on board, British Airways spokesman Michael Johnson said.

After the plane landed safely at Heathrow, authorities said they believe a drone struck the front of the aircraft.

It’s unclear whose drone may have hit the plane. No arrests have been made.

Johnson said engineers thoroughly examined the plane and cleared it for its next flight.

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SOURCE: CNN, Karen Smith and Holly Yan