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An RAF Typhoon fighter is pictured yesterday being refuelled by an RAF Voyager after intercepting the Ryanair flight

This afternoon.

Via MailOnline:

Police have released two Kuwaiti and Italian men without charge and said no terror incident took place on board the diverted flight after a ‘suspicious item’ in a toilet turned out to be a mobile phone.

RAF jets were scrambled to intercept the Lauda jet before armed police surrounded it on the runway when it landed at Stansted from Vienna at around 7.20pm yesterday.

The crew had alerted police to a potential ‘security threat’ on board, and after landing two men aged 24 and 48 were arrested by anti-terror police and taken into custody. They have now been released and the investigation closed….

Everyone stay cool.

Dramatic moment RAF Typhoon jet escorted Ryanair plane after terror alert (MailOnline)

Pics: PA/ RAF

7 thoughts on “Fly The Jumpy Skies

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Flying while brown?

    If it was Sharon and Karen, or Dave and Gav from Essex who’d accidentally left their phone in the loo, would the same panic have ensued?

  2. Chucky R. Law

    That’s a fupping tanker plane refuelling a fighter jet. Unless Ryanair have started stuffing punters into such planes, then it’s not “the dramatic moment…”. Unless the brave pilot battled the controls to avoid a school. Then it’s ok.

    Broadsheet, please stop giving oxygen to MailOnline.

    1. SB

      The original article titled the photo “RAF Typhoon fighter is pictured yesterday being refuelled by an RAF Voyager after intercepting the Ryanair flight”

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