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Bomb fears spark plane escort

A Typhoon was deployed from RAF Coningsby

A Typhoon was deployed from RAF Coningsby

An incoming plane has been escorted into Manchester airport by the RAF over fears that a device was on board.

Greater Manchester Police said the RAF involvement came “as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board”.

It is thought that the plane involved was a Qatar Airways Airbus A330 and that the RAF plane was a Typhoon from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

 
 
 

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