Pair deny plane bomb threat

Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a commercial aircraft after two passengers threatened to blow the plane up at 30,000 feet, a court has heard.

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Stansted bomb threat trial gets underway

The trial has begun of two men accused of threatening to blow up a passenger plane in mid air.

Tayyab Subhani, 30, and Mohammed Safdar, 42, from Lancashire, were passengers on a flight from Pakistan to Manchester, which was diverted to Stansted in May this year.

Both men have denied making false threats that the crew and passengers would be killed and the aircraft blown up before landing. Victoria Lampard was in court.

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