Passenger Plane Escorted To Manchester Airport

Police say they are investigating a “threat” after the pilot receives information about a possible device on board the aircraft.

The plane is guided in
The plane flies over houses

A passenger plane is being escorted into Manchester Airport by an RAF fighter jet after the pilot reported concerns about a possible device.

Chief Superintendent John O’Hare of Greater Manchester Police, said: “An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board.

“We don’t know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency.

“As a result people will see the police and other agencies at the airport and on the airfield.

“At this time I would urge them not to be alarmed.

“Our response will be as comprehensive as it is proportionate with the safety of those on board and in and around the airport our paramount concern.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1313427/passenger-plane-escorted-to-manchester-airport

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