British police and government aviation investigators have launched inquiries after a passenger jet was struck by what was believed to be a drone as it approached a London airport Sunday.
British Airways Flight BA727 from Geneva, Switzerland, was coming in to land at London’s Heathrow Airport when the pilot said he thought a drone had struck the front of the aircraft, London Metropolitan Police said.
The Airbus A320 landed safely, with none of the 132 passengers and five crew members on board injured, British Airways spokesman Michael Johnson said.
The aircraft was then thoroughly examined by engineers who declared it safe to undertake its next flight, he said.
Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch announced Monday that it was also looking into the incident.
It’s unclear whose drone may have hit the plane, and no arrests have been made over the incident, police said Monday.
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