BREAKING PIA flight #PK757 was escorted by fighter jets to London Stansted #QRA

Pakistan International flight #PK757 from Lahore (LHE) to London Heathrow (LHR) has diverted to London Stansted (STN).

Two fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Airbus A330-300 registration 4R-ALN after unconfirmed reports of security threat. The plane landed safely at 1555 UTC after almost 10 hour flight.

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  • UPDATE 1615 UTC “Not believed to be a hijack situation or terror matter” according to police.
  • UPDATE 1557 UTC Police confirm the aircraft was escorted to Stansted Airport by RAF Jets with disruptive passenger on board.
  • UPDATE 1555 UTC The aircraft is parked remotely away from the main terminal.
  • UPDATE 1615 UTC ‪Russian Bombers confirmed as 2x Tu-160 Blackjack‬.

London Stansted Airport is the default airport for security threats.