British Airways Plane Struck by Suspected Drone Before Safe Landing at Heathrow

April 17, 2016 6:00 PM

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A British Airways flight landed safety after a suspected drone hit the plane as it headed towards Heathrow Airport in London, the Metropolitan police said.

Police said the pilot reported that he thought an object, apparently a drone, had struck the front of the aircraft. Flight 727, which was heading from Geneva to Heathrow, then landed safely in London this afternoon, a British Airways spokesperson told ABC News.

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