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Stansted Airport said its flights are "operating as normal" after a passenger plane was diverted there following an incident on board:
The Guardian reports that the pilot of the plane that has been diverted to Stansted Airport asked for this to happen because he was concerned about a disruptive passenger who had started shouting.
The pilot then became satisfied that the incident had been resolved, the newspaper reports.
Eurocontrol, Europe's air navigation safety watchdog, said "significant" delays are expected at Stansted Airport following an "incident with a 777 declaring an emergency":
Stansted Airport has said that the diverted plane is in an isolated stand away from passenger areas.
It added that the airport is operating as normal.
A British security source has told Reuters news agency that early indications do not suggest that the plane is the subject of a terror attack.
It is understood the incident on board the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709 happened around 10 minutes before the plane was due to land in Manchester at 2pm.
This Twitter user has uploaded a photograph appearing to show the Pakistan International Airways flight on the runway at Stansted Airport:
Essex Police has confirmed the plane diverted to Stansted Airport has now landed: