A packed British Airways plane passenger jet was hit by a suspected drone as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport. The object struck the front of the plane just after 12.50pm today as it was landing at Terminal Five – but left no damage. The 132 passengers and five crew onboard the BA727 flight from Geneva were unaware of the drama after the pilot landed safely.

British Airways said the aircraft was examined by engineers and cleared for its next flight following the incident. It is thought to be the first time in the world a drone has crashed into a commercial jet during landing. A Met Police spokesman said they were investigating and no arrests had been made. Detectives probing the incident refused to rule out whether the drone collision was terror related. FULL REPORT