Incident happened '10 minutes' before plane due to land

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.

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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.