Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Jet2 flight on Saturday after an apparent mix-up between air traffic controllers and the pilots.
The flight, which left Stansted Airport on Saturday evening, was heading for Turkey when there was allegedly disruptive behaviour from a female passenger on board.
The flight to Dalaman in Turkey was subsequently redirected back to Stansted Airport.
The incident was communicated to air traffic control.
However the Jet2 pilot was then overheard saying this: “Flight deck secure, cockpit door not compromised.”
It appears that the Jet2 crew were hoping to reassure air traffic controllers.
But air traffic controllers apparently interpreted that phrase to mean that someone had attempted to gain access to the cockpit during the flight.
Two Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled from RAF airbase, causing a sonic boom.