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Pair deny endangering aircraft bound for Manchester

  • 5 August 2013
  • From the section England
Pakistan International Airlines plane at Stansted Airport
RAF Typhoon jets were sent up in May to escort the airliner to Stansted

Two men have denied endangering an aircraft, which was diverted to Stansted airport in May.

Taxi driver Tayyab Subhani, 30, and restaurant worker Mohammed Safdar, 41, both of Nelson in Lancashire appeared earlier at Chelmsford Crown Court.

They were on a Pakistan International Airways flight originally bound for Manchester Airport when the alleged incident took place.

The case has been adjourned until November for trial.

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