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Manchester Airport: Authorities investigating incident

A Manchester Airport spokesman said the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight had been due to land at 1:30pm, but was diverted to London Stansted "where the authorities are investigating".

The Pakistan International Airlines plane pictured at Stansted Airport.
The Pakistan International Airlines plane pictured at Stansted Airport. Credit: ITV News

The spokesman said: "The plane - flight number PK709 - was travelling from Lahore and had 297 passengers on board.

"For further information for friends or family who were due to meet the flight at Manchester please call 0800 140 4007".

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'Significant' delays expected at Stansted Airport

Eurocontrol, Europe's air navigation safety watchdog, said "significant" delays are expected at Stansted Airport following an "incident with a 777 declaring an emergency":

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Significant #flightdelay also at London Stansted - incident with a 777 declaring an emergency. http://t.co/gc5cWUF92d

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