A Jet2 flight from Dalaman, Turkey, to Manchester, United Kingdom, was intercepted by RAF fighters and diverted to London.
An Airbus A321, registered G-HLYB, was carrying out Jet2 flight LS922 between Dalam Airport (DLM) and Manchester Airport (MAN) on October 12, 2022.
As it entered the airspace of the United Kingdom, an unspecified threat was reported on board.
“Shortly before 9pm, we received a report of a potential threat on board the flight,” Essex Police reported on Twitter.
RAF Eurofighter Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby, northern England, to intercept the commercial flight and escort it to London-Stansted Airport (STN).
“It was parked away from the main passenger terminal,” Essex Police explained, adding that the runway was closed during the investigation. “Officers were then able to establish there was no threat on board.”
Transportation was arranged to take the stranded passengers to their final destinations.’
“Our teams are working very hard to look after customers, and we would like to apologise to everyone onboard for any inconvenience or upset caused by this unforeseen incident,” Jet2 said in a statement.