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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.

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Pilot 'requested diversion due to disruptive passenger'

The Guardian reports that the pilot of the plane that has been diverted to Stansted Airport asked for this to happen because he was concerned about a disruptive passenger who had started shouting.

The pilot then became satisfied that the incident had been resolved, the newspaper reports.

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