Two Men Arrested on Board Plane at Stansted, U.K. Police Say

Two men have been arrested on board a passenger plane after it was diverted to Stansted Airport outside London by two Royal Air Force fighter jets, police said.

“Essex Police has boarded a passenger plane diverted to Stansted Airport and two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft,” the force said in a statement posted on its website. “ They have been removed from the plane.”

RAF jets intercepted the Pakistan International Airlines flight on its way to Manchester in northern England.

To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Penny in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Eddie Buckle at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.