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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22658979

RAF Typhoon jets have been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said.

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, a Manchester Airport spokesman said.

An Essex Police spokeswoman added: "An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding."

The BBC understands that the plane has now landed in Stansted.

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale said that police were expected to meet the plane at the airport.

The plane, flight number PK709, reportedly left Lahore at 09:35 local time. It was due in at Manchester at 14:00 BST.

Must be serious for Typhoon jets to be deployed, possible hijacking?

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Must be serious for Typhoon jets to be deployed, possible hijacking?

Not that unusual per the report.

What is interesting is the following:

What is interesting in this case is that it would appear that the aircraft was only 10 minutes from landing - these are initial reports coming in - when they decided to divert to Stansted. So to actually change a destination 10 minutes from landing would certainly imply that there was some serious incident taking place

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Not that unusual per the report.

What is interesting is the following:

What is interesting in this case is that it would appear that the aircraft was only 10 minutes from landing - these are initial reports coming in - when they decided to divert to Stansted. So to actually change a destination 10 minutes from landing would certainly imply that there was some serious incident taking place

R5L stated earlier only two UK airports can deal with potential terrorist incidents.

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R5L stated earlier only two UK airports can deal with potential terrorist incidents.

I'm sure they can all deal with it but for obvious reasons the authorities prefer to close down stansted rather than heathrow.

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Avoids closing Manchester.

Nobody cares much if Stansted is shut.

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nah, they dont want a potential 911 into london....That plane could have turned to London and STN is only minutes away...

Shame that crew cant handle a domestic brawl.

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Not enough facts yet! :blink:

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lol - they were so close and then they turned round in the direction of London. :P

Apparently Stansted is the 'goto' airport for incidents like this.

It's also owned by Manchester so keeps it in the family.

(the Tornados could have shot it down over open water too if needs be)

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lol - they were so close and then they turned round in the direction of London. :P

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SCRAMBLE!

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Two passengers attempted to break in to the cockpit, according to Radio Four's 8pm news bulletin.

thought they had bullet proof doors.

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Why am I not surprised at all?

Looks like the 'authorities' want to prolong and increase the 'terrorist scare' effect they have been promoting via the media after the London murder...

Keeping the sheeple scared, distracted from the real issues and divided... <_<

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The Wail is now reporting a cockpit breakin attempt, too.

Two men repeatedly tried get into the cockpit of a passenger plane forcing it to be escorted by an RAF Typhoon jet as it travelled from Pakistan to the UK.

It is believed one of the passengers threatened to blow up the plane after other passengers tried to intervene in a row he was embroiled in.

Murtaza Ali Shah' date=' a journalist, said he had spoken to a friend on board the plane, Fakhir Iqbal, a political activist, who was sitting behind the man who made the threat.

Mr Shah said his friend told him: 'Two guys started a row with a girl and lots of other people.

'Some people tried to calm them and asked them not to be rowdy and abusive.

'Fakhir told them to calm down.

'They said 'don't bloody speak to us or we will blow up the plane'.

'The crew came and spoke to them and they were openly threatening the staff.

'Fakhir went to other crew members and told them they were making threats.'

According to one of the passengers, the aircraft's cabin crew said two men had repeatedly tried to get into the cockpit.[/quote']

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I'm sure they can all deal with it but for obvious reasons the authorities prefer to close down stansted rather than heathrow.

yes,but apparently that was also closed down too today because of "birdstrike"

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the Bbc report sounds serious

sounds like they were ready to shoot it down

the BBC sound serios about anything to scare the sheep.

they ought to remember the story of the boy who cried wolf......

all of this fear-mongering,if without merit, is going to prove a real problem for the PTB when a REAL event happens with people who actually DO want to kill us,but nobody believes the tripe that is coming out of the telly any more.

they should quit playing dangerous games right now.They will lose.

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yes,but apparently that was also closed down too today because of "birdstrike"

That was a "no alternative" type of event, in any case it was cleared within a couple of hours.

Hypothetically, if you were able to smuggle a couple of guns onto the aircraft, you could shut down the airport for the better part of a week.

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Surely landing at a military base is more practical?

Do they have any with long enough runways?

Also there are probably other reasons why that's not practical. In a hijack situation it's probably harder to convince them to land at an RAF base rather than a civilian airport, they may not have the sort of ILS equipment suitable for a civilian aircraft. Perhaps they're worried about closing down a RAF base for an extended period of time, perhaps more simply they just don't have the equipment to get the passengers off of the plane or anywhere to keep them afterwards.

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Really that's interesting. They interviewed a passenger who said the first thing they knew about anything was when they landed and was told it was Stansted and that they had landed there because of 'threats' frpm a passenger. Says he didn't see a thing because he thinks it it all happened at the back of the plane.

Why was Arsene Wenger on a flight from Lahore?

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Why am I not surprised at all?

Looks like the 'authorities' want to prolong and increase the 'terrorist scare' effect they have been promoting via the media after the London murder...

Keeping the sheeple scared, distracted from the real issues and divided... <_<

Without the London incident, it may have been non-news! Pass me my tinfoil helmet! :blink:

Let's see what the "news" tells us! ;)

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