Two RAF Typhoons from Coningsby have escorted a Ryanair passenger jet into Stansted airport as Quick Reaction Alert.
The aircraft was a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (reg. EI-FZH) flight # from Kaunas to London Luton.
- UPDATE 09:03 UTC Security threat confirmed as hoax.
- UPDATE 09:01 UTC Sniffer dogs going round the luggage.
- UPDATE 08:52 UTC Passengers escorted to buses by armed police.
- UPDATE 08:47 UTC Ryanair says the flight was escorted to London Stansted after receiving a security alert whilst the plane was still in Kaunas.
A sonic boom was heard over Suffolk, resulting in many people calling emergency services to report an explosion.
London Stansted is the default airport in case of security threat.