UK-Bound Flight from Pakistan Diverted; Two Men Arrested
(LONDON) -- Two passengers aboard a U.K.-bound flight from Pakistan were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft following an apparent incident over British airspace Friday.
The British Ministry of Defense launched two RAF Typhoon jets to escort the Pakistani International Airways flight to Stansted Airport outside London -- an airport designated for emergencies in the U.K.
Flight PK709, a Boeing 777 carrying 297 passengers, originated in Lahore and was bound for Manchester.
The plane landed at Stansted without incident. Upon its arrival, police boarded the aircraft and arrested two men “on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft.”
The nature of the incident was not immediately clear.
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