Yes, this really happened.
A swan set Heathrow staff on a wild goose chase last week after it wandered on to a runway.
The swan had to be chased by staff in a van before being captured and taken to a safer place. They tried clapping at the swan but sadly that didn’t help.
However, a Heathrow spokesperson told the Evening Standard that no flights were delayed by the incident.
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