Passenger claims men repeatedly tried to get into cockpit

Passengers disembark the aircraft which was diverted from Manchester to Stansted in an apparent security alert Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

According to one of the passengers, the aircraft's cabin crew said two men had repeatedly tried to get into the cockpit.

Umari Nauman told Sky News: "The cabin crew informed us that basically they tried to come into the cockpit a few times and because they had been asked not to do that they got into a bit of an argument with the crew and made a few threats."

She said all the passengers had been ordered to leave their possessions on board before leaving the plane.

Ms Nauman also said helicopters escorted the aircraft before landing.

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