RAF Typhoon jets rush to escort Pakistan International Airlines flight

RAF Typhoon jets rush to escort Pakistan International Airlines flight to Stansted over “suspicious item”

The flight was heading for London Heathrow when it was intercepted in the air and forced to land at London Stansted

RAF Typhoon jets rush to escort Pakistan International Airlines flight
The plane has been escorted to Stansted Airport (Photo: Getty Images)

(MIRROR) – Two RAF typhoon jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines flight to London Stansted following reports over a “suspicious item” on board.

The flight was heading for London Heathrow when it was intercepted moments before it was due to land.

 Fighter jets were reportedly scrambled to escort the Airbus A330-300 to London Stansted, which is the default airport for security threats, according to airlive.net.Other witnesses claimed there was a “disruptive passenger on board.”

Witnesses claim the plane has now landed safely at Stansted after an almost 10 hour flight.

RAF Typhoon jets rush to escort Pakistan International Airlines flight
A Pakistan International Airline plane was forced to divert to London Stansted today (Photo: Reuters)
Journalist Murtaza Ali Shah tweeted: “PIA flight from Lahore to London Heathrow diverted to Stansted airport over reports of a suspicious item on the plane.”