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# heathrow - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight

Updated May 5th 2020, 9:05 PM 113,432 Views 133 Comments

Photos seemed to show little evidence of social distancing on a flight from Belfast to London.

# heathrow - Thursday 17 October, 2019

E-fit image released of man found dead in London after falling from plane
# London
# London

E-fit image released of man found dead in London after falling from plane

Oct 17th 2019, 10:42 PM 41,786 Views 26 Comments

The body of the man was found in a residential garden on 30 June.

# heathrow - Friday 13 September, 2019

Police arrest five people over plans to shut down Heathrow airport with drones
# Drones
# Drones

Police arrest five people over plans to shut down Heathrow airport with drones

Sep 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 18,574 Views 10 Comments

A campaign by Heathrow Pause – an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion – was planned for this morning.

# heathrow - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Anyone found guilty of operating drone at airfield 'could face life sentence', Met Police says
# Heathrow
# Heathrow

Anyone found guilty of operating drone at airfield 'could face life sentence', Met Police says

Jan 9th 2019, 8:53 AM 14,243 Views 26 Comments

Departures from Heathrow Airport were suspended temporarily yesterday following a suspected drone sighting.

# heathrow - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after suspected drone sighting.
# Heathrow
# Heathrow

Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after suspected drone sighting.

Updated Jan 8th 2019, 6:46 PM 18,752 Views 33 Comments

All departures were suspended for around an hour.

# heathrow - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow
# Birds Of Prey
# Birds Of Prey

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Jul 25th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,785 Views 0 Comments

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

# heathrow - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

May 4th 2018, 8:29 PM 38,302 Views 15 Comments

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# heathrow - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Man dies following 'serious accident' at Heathrow airport
# Crash
# Crash

Man dies following 'serious accident' at Heathrow airport

Feb 14th 2018, 11:51 AM 42,020 Views 9 Comments

Two members of staff operating airport vehicles were involved in the incident.

# heathrow - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Heathrow launches probe after USB stick with security info found on London street
# Confidential Details
# Confidential Details

Heathrow launches probe after USB stick with security info found on London street

Oct 29th 2017, 12:48 PM 10,934 Views 7 Comments

The unencrypted device has 174 documents on it.

# heathrow - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Two cash-in-transit drivers staged a £7m heist but were caught out by their mobile phones
# Heathrow
# Heathrow

Two cash-in-transit drivers staged a £7m heist but were caught out by their mobile phones

Oct 5th 2017, 6:21 PM 31,761 Views 0 Comments

The men will be sentenced later this month.

# heathrow - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences
# Turkey
# Turkey

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

Jul 1st 2017, 1:59 PM 14,548 Views 20 Comments

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.

# heathrow - Friday 2 June, 2017

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'
# Don't Press This Button
# Don't Press This Button

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 13,439 Views 14 Comments

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

# heathrow - Sunday 28 May, 2017

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'
# It Failure
# It Failure

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'

May 28th 2017, 8:48 AM 11,197 Views 7 Comments

All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.

# heathrow - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights
# Snow
# Snow

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights

Jan 12th 2017, 6:37 PM 33,908 Views 22 Comments

Passengers have been advised to contact their airlines.

# heathrow - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

New Heathrow runway "a return to monopoly featherbedding" says Ryanair CEO
# Piecemeal Approach
# Piecemeal Approach

New Heathrow runway "a return to monopoly featherbedding" says Ryanair CEO

Oct 25th 2016, 7:54 PM 16,629 Views 31 Comments

Today, the British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling it a “momentous step”.

# heathrow - Friday 5 August, 2016

Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport
# Protests
# Protests

Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Aug 5th 2016, 12:12 PM 20,105 Views 155 Comments

Protesters have blocked the main road into the airport, Europe’s busiest, this morning.

# heathrow - Saturday 2 July, 2016

'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport
# 4th Of July
# 4th Of July

'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport

Jul 2nd 2016, 1:53 PM 36,719 Views 73 Comments

The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.

# heathrow - Monday 15 February, 2016

London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it
# VS025
# VS025

London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it

Feb 15th 2016, 7:31 AM 32,065 Views 36 Comments

Police are investigating the incident.

# heathrow - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man taken to hospital after stabbing himself in the head in Heathrow airport
# London
# London

Man taken to hospital after stabbing himself in the head in Heathrow airport

Dec 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 16,282 Views 18 Comments

It is understood the man took the knife from a shop in the departure lounge.

# heathrow - Monday 13 July, 2015

Delays to Irish flights after protesters occupy Heathrow runway
# Take Note
# Take Note

Delays to Irish flights after protesters occupy Heathrow runway

Jul 13th 2015, 11:06 AM 13,235 Views 22 Comments

Services have been disrupted by a runway demonstration.

# heathrow - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Family of 12 thought to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic state group
# Luton
# Luton

Family of 12 thought to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic state group

Jul 4th 2015, 3:02 PM 17,087 Views 66 Comments

The group was reported missing after they failed to return from a holiday to Bangladesh.

# heathrow - Friday 19 June, 2015

Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London
# Stowaway
# Stowaway

Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London

Jun 19th 2015, 1:26 PM 39,642 Views 42 Comments

A second man is in a critical condition in hospital.

# heathrow - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Limerick farmer tackled passenger who tried to open door mid-flight
# I Can Be Your Hero Baby
# I Can Be Your Hero Baby

Limerick farmer tackled passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

Jan 29th 2015, 9:43 PM 61,752 Views 89 Comments

A local councillor said the man is a very popular character in the Kilcornan area and doesn’t think his heroic act was that big a deal.

# heathrow - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Knock-on UK flight disruption following Heathrow computer meltdown
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

Knock-on UK flight disruption following Heathrow computer meltdown

Dec 13th 2014, 9:14 AM 6,791 Views 8 Comments

Some 38 flights have been cancelled, but there are no reports of Irish flight delays.

# heathrow - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

Nov 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,543 Views 10 Comments

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# heathrow - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport

Nov 6th 2014, 6:50 PM 24,979 Views 62 Comments

The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.

# heathrow - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
# Not A Drill
# Not A Drill

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

Oct 14th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,158 Views 12 Comments

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

# heathrow - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow
# Bag Man
# Bag Man

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow

Jul 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,657 Views 22 Comments

The 59-year-old targeted people who were travelling on their own, waited until they were distracted, and then took their bags.

# heathrow - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession
# Nigella Lawson
From The Daily Edge
# Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:37 AM 26,518 Views 116 Comments

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

# heathrow - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
# Air Traffic Control
# Air Traffic Control

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Dec 7th 2013, 7:51 PM 26,034 Views 23 Comments

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# heathrow - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Scotland Yard breaks international drugs ring
# Cocaine
# Cocaine

Scotland Yard breaks international drugs ring

Oct 16th 2013, 1:53 PM 7,367 Views 19 Comments

Police seized millions of pounds worth of cocaine in dawn raids in London.

# heathrow - Monday 19 August, 2013

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London
# PRISM
# PRISM

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Aug 19th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,222 Views 49 Comments

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

# heathrow - Friday 12 July, 2013

Plane catches fire at London Heathrow
# London
# London

Plane catches fire at London Heathrow

Jul 12th 2013, 7:21 PM 13,152 Views 29 Comments

In a separate incident at Manchester, another Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to turn back after take-off due “technical difficulties”.

# heathrow - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London
# Coo
# Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

May 11th 2013, 5:02 PM 21,460 Views 45 Comments

Flight EI168 left Dublin at 3pm – but was back after 15 minutes after striking a flock of birds.

# heathrow - Saturday 19 January, 2013

More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice
# Snow
# Snow

More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice

Jan 19th 2013, 9:53 AM 6,258 Views 4 Comments

Hundreds of stranded passengers slept at Heathrow Airport overnight after almost 400 flights were cancelled yesterday.

# heathrow - Monday 12 November, 2012

Syria-related terror arrest at Heathrow
# London
# London

Syria-related terror arrest at Heathrow

Nov 12th 2012, 8:49 PM 7,130 Views 6 Comments

The man, 24, was was taken into custody by counterterrorism officers after immigration officials stopped him once he arrived on a flight from Bahrain this morning.

# heathrow - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region

Oct 31st 2012, 2:36 PM 5,401 Views 40 Comments

Cork Chamber of Commerce calls for an increase in flights to boost growth in the south of Ireland.

# heathrow - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Two arrested in Heathrow by counter-terrorism police
# London
# London

Two arrested in Heathrow by counter-terrorism police

Oct 10th 2012, 8:29 AM 5,499 Views 5 Comments

Police said they arrested a man and woman, both aged 26, at 8.30pm last night.

# heathrow - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights
# Flights
# Flights

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights

Aug 15th 2012, 6:27 PM 10,304 Views 66 Comments

Service in winter 2012 will see a new 6.25am flight for the really eager flier…

# heathrow - Monday 14 May, 2012

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,319 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

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