RAF Typhoons scramble to take US-bound Air India flight with up to 400 passengers on board after a & # 39; bomb alert & # 39; runway at Stansted Airport
- The Boeing 777 aircraft was flying from Mumbai to Newark in the US today.
- Air India jet was rolled back over Northern Ireland and sent to Stansted
- RAF Typhoons caused a sound wave and they sped to meet the plane over the UK
- 777 has landed safely and was taken to a remote location during a crisis
RAF fighter jets today escorted an Air India fighter jet in Stansted after it was en route to New York following an alleged bombing.
The Boeing 777 aircraft, which can carry a maximum of 396 passengers, traveled from Mumbai to Newark in the US before being diverted to London Airport at 9.50 am following a & # 39; security alarm & # 39 ;.
There was a superfast thump across the Midlands after the RAF Typhoons flew from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to meet the jet and bring it to Essex airport.
Footage from the ground shows typhoons screaming across the sky at Stansted, where the runway was briefly closed before it was opened again.
The 15-hour flight from India to America was turned over over Northern Ireland, with the airline deriving a & # 39; precautionary measure & # 39; called.
The 777 is being held in a remote area of Stansted, Britain's designated airport for bomb threats and hijackings, as the police are investigating.
This is the extraordinary moment that RAF Typhoon jets escorted this Air India jet from Mumbai to New York in Stansted due to an alleged bomb alert
The Boeing 777 plane traveled from Mumbai to Newark before it was diverted to London Stansted this morning after problems on board
RAF Typhoons were filmed howling in the air at Stansted, creating a sound wave when they flew from Lincolnshire
The RAF were summoned to escort the aircraft, and briefly caused a loud bang when they reached the highest speed to accompany the passenger aircraft, which carries up to 396 people. It is unknown how many people are on board
Stansted has confirmed that a security warning on the plane forced them to close the airport briefly
Essex Police said a plane was diverted to Stansted Airport on Thursday morning after a & # 39; security warning & # 39 ;.
A statement said: "An aircraft was re-routed to Stansted Airport today at 9.50 am following reports of a security alarm. The aircraft is currently at the airport and officers are wondering. & # 39;
Air India posted a tweet that it was a bomb alert, but then deleted the post on social media.
A loud bang that various Derby residents have reported on social media is linked to the unplanned landing of the Air India Boeing 777 flight at Stansted.
The noise was supposed to be a sound wave caused by the two RAF fighter jets that transported the aircraft to the airport.
Residents reported for the first time that they had heard the sound just after 10 a.m.
Stansted Airport said the runway was reopened after the emergency landing.
A statement posted on Twitter said: & # 39; An Air India Boeing 777 left for London Stansted Airport around 10.15 am and landed safely with the Essex police. It is parked on an isolated standard away from normal airport activities.
& # 39; Our runway has now been reopened and is fully operational. We are very sorry for any delays and disruptions caused by the incident, but our first priority is always the safety of passengers and staff. Thanks for your patience. & # 39;
The Air India Boeing 777 aircraft, file photo, can accommodate up to 396 passengers on the 15-hour flight to the US.
The RAF has apologized for any shock caused by the loud bang caused by their speed rays.
A spokesman said: “The RAF can confirm Quick Alert Alert Typhoon aircraft were launched this morning from RAF Coningsby to intercept a civilian aircraft. The aircraft was safely escorted to Stansted Airport.
"The Typhoon aircraft were allowed to continue at supersonic speed for operational reasons; any inconvenience for local residents is regretted. & # 39;
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