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Dublin-bound Plane Diverted After Note Claims Explosives On Board

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:17 14 Jul 2020


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A Ryanair flight was forced to make an emergency landing in the UK last night after a note was found claiming there was explosives on board.

British fighter jets were scrambled to divert the Dublin bound plane yesterday evening.

The five o'clock flight from Krakow to Dublin was traveling over the North Sea yesterday evening when a suspicious note was found in a toilet.

It claimed there were explosives on board.

At 6.40pm, the pilot declared an emergency to British Air Traffic Controllers. Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets from an RAF base in Lincolnshire took off to intercept the airliner, and escorted it to Stansted Airport.

Passengers were safely taken off the plane by 9pm yesterday.

The aircraft was held at a remote stand last night as Essex Police carried out inquiries.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of making threats to endanger an aircraft.

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