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NEW DELHI - An Air India passenger plane, flying to Newark in the United States, made a precautionary landing at London's Stansted Airport on Thursday due to a bomb threat, the airline said on Twitter.
The airline, in its tweet, said an update would follow.
An Air India spokesman was not immediately reachable.
London's Stansted Airport said on Thursday its runway had reopened and was fully operational after Air India said a flight from Mumbai to the United States made a precautionary landing due to a bomb threat.
"We are sorry for any disruption caused by the incident and would like to thank you for your patience," Stansted Airport said on Twitter.
Britain's ministry of defense said Typhoon aircraft were deployed at supersonic speed to intercept a civilian plane.
"The aircraft was safely escorted to Stansted airport."
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