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Military jets escort passenger plane to Manchester Airport

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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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Military jets have escorted a passenger plane to Manchester Airport, National Air Traffic Control Services (NATS) has confirmed.

The planes have landed in the last few minutes, according to NATS - the air traffic management service.

More to come.


Military jets escort passenger plane to Manchester Airport

This is breaking at the mo ... waiting for more info and will post as it becomes known.

*edit*

It now says on the BBC web site that a possible device on the plane was involved.


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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:36 AM
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Reports that the plane has a "device" on board


We've just had a statement from Greater Manchester Police over the developments at Manchester Airport. Chief Superintendent John O'Hare, said, "An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board. "We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency..."


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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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Live updates can be followed here: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk...

The flight is QTR23 from Doha to Manchester.


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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: Argyll

Reports are now suggesting that the plane was from Dohar/Qatar Airlines. If the pilot thought it important enough to inform the RAF then this could be serious. It will be very interesting how this develops.

samsdice



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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Military jets escort passenger plane to Manchester Airport


Certainly better than them shooting it down. That does seem to be the latest trend after all.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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Looks like the airport is not allowing any planes to land at the moment........they seem to be circling the airport




posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:46 AM
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Wow this is just down the road from me! Snf!



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: PhoenixFreeman
Wow this is just down the road from me! Snf!


Me too....I'm only 3 miles from the airport, I didn't see it going over but I heard it!



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: Argyll

Looks like the airport is not allowing any planes to land at the moment........they seem to be circling the airport



Well don't I feel like the asshole...

I will hold back my snide comments until all passengers are safely on the ground.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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Has the plane landed yet?

Edit,Sky news says it has landed and is surrounded by security personnel.

Hope everyone on board is OK.
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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: Rosinitiate

It was a true comment though ...



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

The plane in question has landed but they are preventing other planes from landing atm as a precaution.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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All planes arriving and departing from Manchester have now been suspended.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: Argyll

originally posted by: PhoenixFreeman
Wow this is just down the road from me! Snf!


Me too....I'm only 3 miles from the airport, I didn't see it going over but I heard it!


Come to think of it I may of heard it too was it around 12 this morning!? I remember hearing outside it sounded like a plane going down I am in top floor of a block of flats...



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 07:59 AM
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I hope this ain't nothing serious

With all that's going on lately with aircrafts it ain't a good look



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: PhoenixFreeman

No...it was just after 1pm



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:03 AM
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Hmmm...a device? Or a person with suspected Ebola?



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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Reports coming in that a note was handed to the pilot - the pilot then reported a possible device on board.


www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk...

A note handed to the pilot?
Sounds more like a crazy person that a terrorist-would terrorists give a note to the pilot?
I doubt it.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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A picture from the aircraft,



If you go to the blog link Here,

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk...

There is some video from the same viewpoint.
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Some ground video,


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posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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Looks like it was a hoax....GMP reporting "business as usual" now at Manchester Airport



Greater Manchester Police have just tweeted an update: "It's now business as usual at @manairport due to swift partnership response. Police still dealing with the matter as an isolated incident. "The plane has been moved to allow specialist officers who are dealing with the incident to board."



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