Typhoon jet diverts PIA flight

An RAF Typhoon jet has been scrambled to investigate an incident involving a Pakistani International Airlines plane in UK airspace. It is reported the flight has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted.

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RAF Coningsby provides "frontline defence"

  • RAF Coningsby has been a key frontline station in the defence of the United Kingdom for over 70 years.
  • It's mission is: ‘To develop the future, deliver the present and commemorate the past of the Royal Air Force’s combat air power’
  • Its aircraft encompass almost 80 years of air warfighting capability: from the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, through the Tornado GR4, to the multi-role Typhoons of the Coningsby Wing squadrons which were deployed today.
  • RAF Coningsby is home to 3000 RAF personnel, civil servants and contractors who keep the station operational around the clock

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