Skip to comments.Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane
Posted on 05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT by UKrepublican
The airline has confirmed it is for security reasons. There are understood to be 297 passengers on board.
The plane was heading west towards Manchester when it was suddenly re-routed near York and headed back out to the North Sea, before travelling south to Stansted.
It is believed to have now landed at the airport.
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Must have been some of those Ammish terrorists aboard.
Amaze that FRpers can be so fast posting. Good job.
I give you credit for getting this up very fast, and at the start of a major holiday weekend.
7500 Hijack -so we know it isn’t that
Yes, and just heard apparently not terror related, so all is well!
But any problem with a plane from Pakistan is a cause for concern!
The pre-recorded touchy-feely stories will take precedence
7700 Emergency (ICAO, worldwide)
Considering PIA’s safety record I’m surprise 7700 isn’t hard wired into their transponders.
Problems in both engines? Hmmmmmm....
It may or may not be terror related — I think it’s too early to tell.
From the article you posted:
“An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding.”
I doubt they would have scrambled fighter jets, if the incident had been a drunk passenger...
Plane 'On Fire' Flying Over Central London
Amy Kellogg — unknown what the problem is. Plane has landed at Stansted Airport (was headed to Manchester).
Plane/pilot put out emergency signal about an hour previous. Unknow at present what that emergency is/was or whether it involved person(s) or equipment.
Depends on if the pilots declared an emergency or not. If the pilots declared an emergency to get priority handling from ATC, the controllers may ask them to squawk (set their transponder to) 7700 just to make them easier to spot on radar and let the controllers get them a clear path to Stansted.
FoxNews just mentioned the website:
It tracks flights live.
United Kingdom: Incident Occurred On Civilian Aircraft Flying From Pakistan, Officials Say
May 24, 2013 | 1328 GMT
An incident occurred on a Pakistan International Airlines plane flying from Lahore to Manchester, an Essex police spokeswoman said, BBC reported May 24. The plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, and British Royal Air Force jets have been launched to investigate the aircraft, the British Minister of Defense said
You got it, in regards to the holiday weekend, Memorial Day rememberences will take top priority.
Even some of the talkradio show folks have taken off, Sean Hannity for the nationals and a local mid-morning guy, WTIC AM’s Jim Vicevich for another.
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