A plane where two men were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft was flying from Columbo to Heathrow, a spokesman for Stansted has said. He added:
Stansted Airport can confirm a Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A330 diverted into Stansted at approximately 19.30 this evening.
The aircraft, which was flying from Columbo to Heathrow, landed safely with Essex Police in attendance.
The airport is open and flights are arriving and departing as normal.
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