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Fighter Jets Escorting Passenger Plane To Stansted

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Fighter Jets Escorting Passenger Plane To Stansted


news.sky.com

RAF fighter jets have escorted a Pakistan Interntional Airlines aircraft from Manchester Airport to Stansted Airport.

The airline has confirmed it is for security reasons. There are understood to be 297 passengers on board.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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This is only just being reported,lets hope its nothing serious.

MOD have confirmed that typhoon jets are escorting the passenger plane to Stanstead airport after "an incident"on board.

Lets hope they are just being over cautiious,which is understandable at the moment given the recent attack in London.


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



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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Details of the flight in case anyone is worried their family and or friends are on board:


Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT.
The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according to a Manchester Airport spokesman.


in.reuters.com...

The article says there are 297 passengers on board.
Lets hope its nothing serious.
We should know more in an hour or less,as it takes approx one hour to fly from Manchester to Stanstead.
edit on 24/5/2013 by Silcone Synapse because: extra words added



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:31 AM
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You beat me to it Frogman.

Like you say, it could just be over-cautious at this point because of what happened Wednesday in Woolwich.

There is a massive photo on 'the sun' online which I'm sure is designed to strike fear into people. They actually headlined it 'TERROR ALERT ON JET'

img.thesun.co.uk...




edit on 24-5-2013 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Good grief, we have about 4 different threads on this already, in different areas. Can the moderators merge them please?



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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BBC news has just confirmed that the pane in question has landed at stanstead airport.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
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You beat me to it Frogman.

Like you say, it could just be over-cautious at this point because of what happened Wednesday in Woolwich.

There is a massive photo on 'the sun' online which I'm sure is designed to strike fear into people. They actually headlined it 'TERROR ALERT ON JET'

img.thesun.co.uk...




edit on 24-5-2013 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist because: (no reason given)


I wouldn't even give The Sun credit for having the ability to instill fear..

They are just a joke comic.

Well the plane has landed, so glad there was no more tragedy!



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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They say that it diverted only 10 minutes before landing. That's really weird.




"We don't know what the incident was: fighter jets are scrambled when there is a bomb threat, when there is a hijack, when the wrong transponder code is used or if an aircraft cannot communicate with the ground. Often the result is when there is an unruly passenger on board. "What is interesting in this case is that it would appear that the aircraft was only 10 minutes from landing - these are initial reports coming in - when they decided to divert to Stansted. So to actually change a destination 10 minutes from landing would certainly imply that there was some serious incident taking place."


BBC News



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Sky news-2 men arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

Glad this has been resolved safely.
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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Early indications show Friday's diversion of the flight to London's Stansted is not a terror-related incident, a security source in London said.


www.cnn.com...



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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On the bbc news (freeview chanel 80)t here was a link to www.flightradar24.com... which showed the aircraft had travelled up towards Newcastle and then back down again, one of the reasons the R.A.F. are scrambled is if a plane is getting to close to a nuclear power plant and there is one at Hartlepool which is not far at all from Newcastle it is probably not the reason the jets were scrambled but hey we are living in strange times



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:09 AM
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So the pilot contacted air traffic control to ask for assistance.
Two passengers were being disruptive they said.

Probably just a couple of drunks acting up.
Better safe than sorry though.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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Nevermind, the post above mine answered my question.
edit on 5/24/2013 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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Maybe i didn't get the info right but i don't understand why would they divert if they were only 10 minutes from landing ?



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by LeatherNLace

Early indications show Friday's diversion of the flight to London's Stansted is not a terror-related incident, a security source in London said.


www.cnn.com...



Gee, CNN liberals saying it's not 'terror related'? What a surprise. How do they know for sure either way? After the way they handled the Boston bombing story between reporting an arrest before there was one and their split screen Ashleigh Banfield/Nancy Grace exchange when they were only 20 feet apart pretending different locations requiring satellite feeds, CNN has zero credibilty as far as I'm concerned .



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by Shibz
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Maybe i didn't get the info right but i don't understand why would they divert if they were only 10 minutes from landing ?


I can only think it was deemed serious enough at the time.
Maybe the resources were not avalible to deal with the situation at Manchester airport at that particular time.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by UnBreakable

Originally posted by LeatherNLace

Early indications show Friday's diversion of the flight to London's Stansted is not a terror-related incident, a security source in London said.


www.cnn.com...



Gee, CNN liberals saying it's not 'terror related'? What a surprise. How do they know for sure either way? After the way they handled the Boston bombing story between reporting an arrest before there was one and their split screen Ashleigh Banfield/Nancy Grace exchange when they were only 20 feet apart pretending different locations requiring satellite feeds, CNN has zero credibilty as far as I'm concerned .


CNN liberals??...what the hell does that mean? as opposed to what?...as a left-of-center guy, CNN isn't even close to being liberal, nor does this report have anything to do with what side of the political spectrum you come from.....geez



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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Political baiting is frowned upon on this site.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Well, we can't rule out that there is still an imminent threat of terrorism against the UK - after all, the threat still remains at "high" or whatever it is these days...



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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A passenger on the flight has just been interviewed on Sky news,and she said the two guys attempted to enter the cockpit a few times,and got into an arguement with the crew,and she said the guys started making threats...
They were contained by the crew.

Sounds pretty dodgy,although they could have just been drunk.We don't know yet.
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