Two men held on suspicion of 'endangering aircraft'

Passengers have been removed safely, Essex Police said today after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport. A spokesman for the police force said:

Essex Police officers boarded the aircraft and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

The passengers have been removed safely. Enquiries are ongoing.

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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.