Jet2 ‘bomb threat’: London Stansted Airport incident explained as plane diverted by RAF escort

Jet2 flight from Turkey to Manchester was forced to land at London Stansted Airport after a ‘potential threat’ was reported

A Jet2 flight from Turkey to Manchester was diverted to London Stansted Airport after reports of a “potential threat on board”.

Essex Police said the flight, from Dalaman, was escorted to Stansted, where it landed safely on Wednesday evening and officers established there was no threat. The force said in a statement: “Shortly before 9pm, we received a report of a potential threat on board the flight.

“It was escorted to Stansted Airport, where it landed safely and was parked away from the main passenger terminal. The runway was closed for a short time while inquiries were carried out.

A Jet2 flight from Turkey to Manchester was diverted to London Stansted Airport after reports of a “potential threat on board”.

“Officers were then able to establish there was no threat on board. Onward travel was then organised for the passengers and the runway was reopened.”

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Jet2 flight to Stansted Airport following the report of a “potential threat”, according to reports. BBC News says that the plane was accompanied by Typhoon fighter jets as it made the unexpected stop at the Essex airport. It has also be reported that the “threat” may have been a “bomb t

London Stansted Airport is located near the village of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex.