British police arrest two men on diverted Pakistan flight

By REUTERS
May 24, 2013 18:08

 
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LONDON - British police arrested two men on a Pakistan International Airlines flight on Friday on suspicion of "endangerment of an aircraft" after it was escorted to a different airport by fighter jets.

The plane had been flying from Lahore in Pakistan to Manchester, before it was diverted to Stansted, in Essex, southern England.

A passenger aboard a the plane said someone had made threats against its crew.

"We landed safely and then he (the pilot) announced that they had had some kind of threat from someone and that's why he landed the plane," the passenger, identified only as Munsif, told BBC television.

He said he was sitting in the front of the plane but that the incident had happened at the back.

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