Manchester Airport confirmed its runway was closed for 25 minutes during this afternoon's plane emergency, which led to an arrest for a suspected hoax bomb threat.
A statement from the airport regarding the incident said:
Flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester landed safely this afternoon after the crew on board had received a threat during the flight. Runway operations were temporarily suspended at Manchester while the incident was dealt with and satisfactorily resolved by the authorities.
The airport reopened after a 25-minute runway closure. A number of incoming flights were diverted to nearby airports. Passenger safety remains the priority of the airline and airport.
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