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A Pakistan International Airlines passenger flight has been diverted from Manchester Airport to Stansted. No reason has been given so far.
This flight tracker appears to show flight PIA709 moving dramatically off its course and heading south towards London.
Essex Police has confirmed the plane diverted to Stansted Airport has now landed:
Essex Police said its officers are responding after "an incident" occurred on a plane:
No further details were given.
An RAF Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft in UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said today.
Reports said the aircraft was a Pakistani passenger plane which had been diverted from Manchester to Stansted.
An RAF Typhoon jet has been scrambled after an incident on board a Pakistani passenger aircraft within UK airspace. According to Manchester Airport the aircraft, which is still in the air, is a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane which was flying from Pakistan to Manchester.
This Twitter user has uploaded a photograph appearing to show the Pakistan International Airways flight on the runway at Stansted Airport: