AI flight lands safely in Stansted Airport amid bomb threat, RAF Typhoon escorts

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AI flight lands safely in Stansted Airport amid bomb threat, RAF Typhoon escorts

AI flight lands safely in Stansted Airport amid bomb threat, RAF Typhoon escorts

SC L S   ¦    Jun 27, 2019 04:53:39 PM (IST)

AI flight lands safely in Stansted Airport amid bomb threat, RAF Typhoon escorts-1

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London: Amid the bomb threat to Air India passenger aircraft which was flying from Mumbai to Newark, the RAF Typhoon fighter jets have escorted the flight and helped in making an emergency landing at the Stansted Airport.

In its Twitter handle, Air India had posted that it had made the emergency landing as a precautionary measure at around 10.30 AM today, i.e., June 27. However later the tweet was deleted.

Spokesperson of RAF confirmed that the RAF Typhoon jets were launched this morning in order to escort a civilian aircraft towards safe landing.

Meanwhile, due to security alerts, the Essex Police said that they were handling frequent inquiries about the bomb threat to Boeing 777 Air India passenger aircraft.

The statements by the Stansted Airport officials confirmed stating, “Landed safely with Essex Police in attendance.”

Taking on Twitter, the airport spokesperson tweeted that the flight was parked on an isolated stand away from normal airport operations.

According to the reports, the people across Derby felt as if they experienced an explosion as the RAF Typhoon fighter jets passed by through the clear skies in a lightning speed to escort the passenger aircraft.

Also, according to some of the initial Twitter posts, it was speculated that there might have been an earthquake or a pressure wave.