Incident happened around 10 minutes before landing

Essex Police said the plane, which had departed from Lahore, has landed at Stansted.

It is understood the incident happened around 10 minutes before the plane, flight number PK709, was due to land in Manchester at 2pm.

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RAF Typhoon diverts plane

An RAF Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft in UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said today.