Tuesday, 14 July 2020

RAF Typhoons scrambled after bomb threat note found on Ryanair flight

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Two RAF Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire had to be scrambled on Monday to intercept and escort a Ryanair 737 after a note was found in one of the aircraft's toilets claiming there was a bomb on board.

The major security incident occurred around 18.40 on Monday evening when the flight from Krakow to Dublin was forced to divert to London Stansted Airport because of the note warning of explosives on the jet.

A spokesperson for Essex Police confirmed the incident and said "Following investigations on the plane, we have been able to establish there is nothing suspicious on board. The aircraft has been handed back to Stansted Airport and the operator. 

"Two men – aged 47 and 26 – have been arrested on suspicion of making threats to endanger an aircraft and are currently in custody."

Ryanair advised that a note was found in one of the aircraft's toilets claiming that there were explosives on the plane and said its crew followed normal procedures. 







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