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RAF Jets Escort Plane Into Stansted Airport

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posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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RAF Jets Escort Plane Into Stansted Airport


ne ws.sky.com

Police confirm a man has been arrested after a passenger plane was diverted to London Stansted Airport under an RAF escort.

The Etihad plane was travelling from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow but was diverted when a passenger began making threats.

Two RAF fighter jets were scrambled to accompany the plane before it landed just before midday.

A 37-year-ol British national was arrested on arrival, said an Essex Police spokeswoman.

"The pilot reported a passenger causing disruption and making threats," she told reporters.

"The plane was was diverted to Stansted Airport were it landed just before midday.

"No one has been injured and the airport has been operating normally."

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said: "Typhoon aircraft were launching this morning to escort a passenger aircraft due to an incident on board.

"The aircraft landed safely at Stansted Airport.".
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edit on 24-1-2011 by TreX-UK because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Not a lot of info yet about this event

so far it seem a passanger started making Threats

So this could be anything from Shoe bomb to someone not getting ice in there vodka and tonic

is this linked to the attack in Moscow? i doubt it but you can never tell

Tho i cant remember the last time the RAF accalty escorted a plane to the ground

Will update with more info when it becomes avabile

ne ws.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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From what I hear, the individual was showing aggressive behaviour and made wild threats - in other words, in a idiot. But under post-911 anti-terrorism laws it is common for jets to escort planes.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 08:53 AM
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It does seem a little over reactive, having a RAF escort for a threatening passenger. In all honesty what could they possibly do if that passenger (in a worst case scenario) decided to detonate a bomb or similar.

Going to watch out for this and see what else is released.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Seems it was a British National, that got irrate with staff,, Nothing untoward apart from bad manners i think


Serious OTT response... though guess the Tornado pilots will want to get up and fly consdering there being Scraped soon ^_^



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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with all the airline propaganda in movies and TV telling people "head down shut up" on planes and in airports, it seems even the flight attendants are getting power hungry and using their power of accusation to make people quiet little subjects.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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The Prime Minister would then be in a dilema weither or not to authorise those Pilots to fire on that airliner. They had this drill before, supposingly. After 9/11 The Cobra committee ran simulations where the final say to shoot down a airliner over the skys of london rested with the then prime minister Blair.

Typhoons at least they are being used, after the amount of taxpayers money that costs to build them

Thank goodness thnothing untoward occured. And everyone was safe.
edit on 24-1-2011 by Laurauk because: (no reason given)




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