Diverted plane en route from Lahore in Pakistan

The passenger flight (PIA709) that has been diverted is a Pakistan International Airways flight from Lahore in Pakistan to Manchester.

The Boeing 777-340ER, which is reportedly being diverted to Stansted Airport, has a capacity of 300-550 passengers.

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Two arrested on diverted flight

Essex Police have arrested two men on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after a Pakistan International Airlines plane was diverted from Manchester to Stansted. Two RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort the passenger jet to the ground.