Another passenger, Umari Nauman, told Sky News that cabin crew had said two men had repeatedly tried to get into the cockpit. "The cabin crew informed us that basically they tried to come into the cockpit a few times and because they had been asked not to do that, they got into a bit of an argument with the crew and made a few threats." Stansted said the pilot had alerted the authorities to the incident, but the airport did not say what that incident was.
Holiday flight jet makes emergency landing
A plane made an emergency landing at Stansted airport today after the pilots reported engine trouble.
Fire and rescue crews went on full alert at the Essex airport as the Monarch holiday flight jet diverted there a few minutes after take-off.
Pilots of the charter jet alerted controllers to a problem after taking off from Luton Airport bound for Tenerife.
Essex Police said emergency crews were put on full alert at 8.25am but the plane landed safely 20 minutes later.
A Stansted Airport spokesman said: "A plane flying from Luton to Tenerife was diverted to Stansted.
"We understand that the pilot contacted Air Traffic Control and said he had engine problems.
"The plane made an emergency landing."
The plane landed at Stansted shortly after 8.25am and no passengers were injured, according to the spokesman.
The Stansted Airport spokesman added: "There were 219 passengers on board."
The aircraft was an Airbus 321.
Originally posted by tommyjo
reply to post by esdad71
Not RAF Tornado, but Eurofighter Typhoon. All the fighter variant Tornado (Tornado F3s) have been retired. The only RAF Tornado variant is the ground attack GR4s and they don't sit on Quick Reaction Alert in the UK. The QRA Typhoons operate from RAF Leuchars in Scotland and RAF Coningsby in England.
Originally posted by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
Then another developing not just one, but two faulty engines! If its not due to birds in the engine, then I will put on my conspiracy hat and guess at possible sabotage.
Hope they find the cause to prevent future problems.