RAF Typhoon fighter jets escorted plane to Stansted

An undated photo of an RAF Typhoon fighter jet.
An undated photo of an RAF Typhoon fighter jet. Credit: PA/PA Wire

The Ministry of Defence said two Typhoon fighter jets from RAF Coningsby escorted the Pakistan International Airlines flight to Stansted Airport.

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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.