RAF Typhoon jet scrambled from Coningsby

The RAF has confirmed that one of its Typhoon jets was scrambled from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire in order to divert a passenger jet from Manchester 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.