Friday, May 24, 2013

Two men who 'tried to get in cockpit during flight from Pakistan to Britain' as they are searched on the tarmac at Stansted

Police appeared to put plastic gloves and a forensic suit on one of the suspects (right) removed from the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709, which was bound for Manchester, after it landed at Stansted. An RAF jet was scrambled (left) following an incident around 10 minutes before the plane, which departed from Lahore, was due to land at 2pm. Police have said the incident is being treated as a criminal offence. According to one of the passengers, the aircraft's cabin crew said two men had repeatedly tried to get into the cockpit. Police have said the two arrested men were British nationals.