General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Typhoon Aircraft Scrambled

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 24 May 2013 14:21

Typhoon aircraft scrambled to escort Pakistan flight to land - BBC News

Kuros

Kuros Report 24 May 2013 14:30

It seems there was a disturbance on board. It's now landed safely.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 24 May 2013 15:24

Yes, it has landed safely and the crew and passengers have now all disembarked, it was originally due to land at Manchester, but as a result of an incident which seems to be related to a disturbance between several passengers, it was diverted to Stanstead. Retorts are saying two people have been arrested.

Seems Stanstead is one of the airports designated to deal with this type of incident.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/two-arrested-after-raf-jets-were-scrambled-at-reports-of-midair-incident-on-pakistani-plane-8631257.html

ann

ann Report 24 May 2013 16:11

I did check in at Stansted a few years ago and yes it is designed for hi-jacking etc. Harlow police station is where any arrested would be taken, Glad all is ok now though.

BrianW

BrianW Report 24 May 2013 23:30

My son was in Essex police and when a previous suspect plane was diverted to Stansted he had to go on board to check it out, not knowing what he might be faced with.