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Plane diverted

An RAF Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft in UK airspace. Reports said the aircraft was a Pakistani passenger plane which had been diverted from Manchester to Stansted.

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RAF scramble jet to incident on airliner

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."

– Ministry of Defence spokesman

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