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Two held after RAF Typhoon jets escort Pakistan plane over UK

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort a passenger plane over the UK.

Police boarded Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK709, originally en route to Manchester from Lahore, after it was diverted to Stansted.

The men being held are both British nationals, aged 30 and 41, Essex Police said.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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