Friday, May 24, 2013

Fighter Jets Escorting Passenger Plane To Stansted

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.

The plane was heading west towards Manchester when it was suddenly re-routed near York and headed back out to the North Sea, before travelling south to Stansted.

It is believed to have now landed at the airport.