Military jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport

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Military jets escorted a private jet when it was diverted to Stansted Airport.

The action was due to a loss of communication with the aircraft, which landed safely at 7.49pm yesterday.

Police spoke to all three people on board and it was established that everything was in order.

The police response was then stood down.

A Stansted Airport spokesman said: “Flight operations were suspended briefly, during which time two arriving flights were held back from landing but they returned back to Stansted shortly after.”

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12:32pm Thu 24 Jul 14

keith_l says...

Should this be "RAF Jets escort private Lear Jet ... "?

Lear make one of the common private jets, I'm not aware og the UK military having any of them, and they certainly wouldn't have any defence capability.

NB - In case it is updated and puts my comment out of context, the article title at the time I'm commenting is "Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport"
Should this be "RAF Jets escort private Lear Jet ... "? Lear make one of the common private jets, I'm not aware og the UK military having any of them, and they certainly wouldn't have any defence capability. NB - In case it is updated and puts my comment out of context, the article title at the time I'm commenting is "Lear jets escort private plane at Stansted Airport" keith_l
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1:18pm Thu 24 Jul 14

pierre-pierre says...

my understanding og the correct story

The aircraft, which is understood to have come from Lagos and is reportedly a Gulfstream small business jet, had lost voice communications, according to a spokeswoman for UK air traffic control company NATS.

“Just seen an RAF typhoon flying over Bishops Stortford toward the Stansted Airport. Fighter plane flew overhead alongside a passenger jet into Stansted.
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my understanding og the correct story The aircraft, which is understood to have come from Lagos and is reportedly a Gulfstream small business jet, had lost voice communications, according to a spokeswoman for UK air traffic control company NATS. “Just seen an RAF typhoon flying over Bishops Stortford toward the Stansted Airport. Fighter plane flew overhead alongside a passenger jet into Stansted. Read more at http://www.essexchro nicle.co.uk/Fighter- jets-seen-Essex-skie s-escort-private/sto ry-21748166-detail/s tory.html#wuZzjQPX4J PVsw1Z.99 pierre-pierre
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