‘RAF jets escort Jet2 flight to Stansted after alleged bomb scare’

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Bangla Sanglap Desk: A plane had to be diverted to Stansted Airport this evening following an apparent bomb scare.

Two RAF jets escorted the flight, travelling from Turkey to Manchester, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper reported that the aircraft had landed and been taken to the designated stand for hijackings and terrorism threats after an alleged bomb scare.

It suggested two RAF Typhoons took off from Lincolnshire just before 8pm and, appeared to escort the jet to Stansted.

Flight tracking website confirmed that flight LS922 had been diverted.

A Stansted Airport spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘A Jet2.com flight from Dalaman to Manchester diverted to Stansted Airport this evening.

‘The plane landed safely and is parked on a remote stand away from the main passenger terminal.
The runway was closed for a short time but has now re-opened.’

Jet2 added: ‘We can confirm that flight LS922 from Dalaman to Manchester diverted to London Stansted this evening under the direction of UK Air Traffic Control.

‘The aircraft has landed safely and has taxied to a remote stand. We are currently liaising with London Stansted Airport as well the relevant authorities.’

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