Where is the media on this? More here: UK fighter jet scrambles to escort Pakistani International Airlines plane; two men arrested
Passenger who theatened to blow up PIA passenger jet being arrested
New footage of terror suspect arrest taken by another passenger.
On May 24th, two British nationals of Pakistani descent were held on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. This latest terror scare follows the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby by Muslim fanatics.
The Pakistan International Airlines flight left Lahore at 9.35am local time and was due in at Manchester at 2pm before being diverted. TWO RAF jets were scrambled to intercept a Pakistani airliner after two passengers allegedly declared: “We’re going to blow this plane up.” Stunned crew launched a terror alert yesterday afternoon after the men reportedly started a scuffle by trying to force their way into the cockpit of the Manchester-bound airline.
The Typhoon war jets flew out from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and escorted the Boeing 777 and its 297 passengers to Stansted in Essex.
Two British nationals aged 30 and 41 — who are said to be of Pakistani descent — were last night being held on suspicion of endangering an aircraft as cops scoured the plane for suspicious items. This latest terror scare follows the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby by Muslim fanatics.
The Pakistan International Airlines flight left Lahore at 9.35am local time and was due in at Manchester at 2pm before being diverted.Passengers were told bad weather had caused the diversion before learning the truth once they had landed safely.
Umari Nauman said: “The crew informed us that they tried to come into the cockpit a few times and got into an argument with the crew and made a few threats.” Fellow passenger Faakhar Iqbal told a Pakistani journalist: “They started a row with a girl and were being abusive. Some people told them to calm down and staff got involved.
“But when they approached one said, ‘Don’t talk to us or we’ll blow up the plane’. They were threatening the staff.” Armed cops stormed the plane at Stansted and took the suspects off in handcuffs.
The same plane had been diverted to Stansted in 2011 due to a bomb scare.