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No terror link to plane diversion

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, police have said. Officers said the investigation was a criminal matter rather than a terrorism inquiry.

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Two arrested after plane diverted to Stansted Airport

Two men have been arrested after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, police have said.

Officers boarded the plane and arrested the pair on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Sri Lankan Airlines A330 Airbus, which was carrying 267 passengers and crew, was due to land at Heathrow Airport but was diverted to the Essex airport just after 7.30pm.

The remaining passengers are being looked after at a reception centre at Stansted and are due to be transferred to Heathrow this morning.

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