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Roman Protasevich was detained in the Belarusian capital yesterday after Ryanair flight FR4978 was diverted to Minsk shortly before it was due to leave Belarusian airspace
Last night/this morning.
Roman Protasevich was a co-founder of the Nexta TV channel which was declared extremist by Belarus authorities last year after helping to organise mass demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko,.
He subsequently fled to Poland and currently faces charges which could carry a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
Minsk’s airport had released a statement saying the aircraft had to make an emergency landing there at 12.15pm GMT following a bomb scare.
the government’s press service said on its own Telegram channel that the president had given the order to divert the flight and had ordered a Mig-29 fighter jet to accompany the plane.
Forced Ryanair landing state-sponsored ‘aviation piracy’ – Coveney (RTE)
The UK Advertising Standards Authority has told Ryanair that its “Jab & Go” advert (above) must not run again in its current form.
Via UK Aviation:
The watchdog received a large number of complaints about the campaign which told customers “vaccines are coming” and encouraged them to book flights in order to “Jab & Go”.
The ASA upheld the complaints saying that it was “likely that consumers would interpret the phrase ‘vax and go’/‘jab and go’ as an unequivocal endorsement of vaccinating and travelling unconditionally.”.
In response, Ryanair said it would comply with the ruling but disagreed with the decision.
Ryanair went on to claim that the decision meant all advertising for Airlines, Tour Operators, and travel agents for travel or holidays this Easter & Summer should also be banned.
Ryanair’s ‘Jab & Go’ campaign is outlawed by ASA (UK Aviation)
An RAF Typhoon fighter is pictured yesterday being refuelled by an RAF Voyager after intercepting the Ryanair flight
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