A mid air drama was in progress over the English countryside on Tuesday afternoon, as a pair of armed RAF typhoon jets were scrambled to 'escort' a London Heathrow bound Pakistan International Airlines flight, causing it to divert to the 'hijack ready' London Stansted. I
nitially there were confusing mixed messages from the authorities and also the airline. However a passenger was arrested by UK police, after a flight bound for Heathrow from Pakistan was diverted to Stansted and escorted in flighrt over UK airspace by RAF fighters.
This is said to have been triggered following a seemingly unrelated 'security threat' and 'disturbance' on board.
Mixed media messages were issued but The London Metropolitan Police confirmed a 'wanted' 52-year-old man who was due to be arrested upon arrival at Heathrow, was instead detained at Stansted on suspicion of multiple fraud offences.
Passengers reported that paramedics had been seen boarding the aircraft, although no injuries or hospital admissions confirmed, also that 'luggage was being taken off the aircraft and scanned airside on the tarmac'.
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