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.
"A Typhoon aircraft has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace."
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