Passenger tells of threats aboard jet

2013-05-24 17:12

London - A passenger aboard a Pakistan International Airlines plane flying from Lahore to Manchester that was diverted under military jet escort to Stansted, northeast of London on Friday said someone had made threats against its crew.

"We landed safely and then he (the pilot) announced that they had had some kind of threat from someone and that's why he landed the plane," the passenger, identified only as Munsif, told BBC television.

He said he was sitting in the front of the plane but that the incident had happened at the back.

Passengers were disembarking from a Pakistan International Airlines jet diverted to London's Stansted Airport on Friday and no one has been hurt, an airport spokesman said.

British fighter jets escorted the passenger plane to Stansted airport where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.

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