BBC reports Two people have been arrested after RAF Typhoon jets were launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace. A Pakistan International Airlines plane had been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport. Two men are being held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft, Essex Police said. Police said…
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BBC now reporting that UK fighter planes have intercepted the PK709 flight from Lahore to Manchester and diverted it to Stansted Airport, just outside London. BBC news report here. Flightaware shows that it got pretty close to Manchester: