Tuesday, June 07, 2005

737 escorted to Stansted airport by jets

Police at the scene at 9 pm [London, UK]

A Full Emergency was declared at Stansted Airport on Tuesday evening. A Boeing 737 with a suspect package on board was escorted to the airport by 2 RAF Tornado fighter jets. The Thomson flight from Faro had been heading to Coventry. All 103 passengers and 5 crew were evacuated safely. A bomb disposal unit was dispatched from Colchester in Essex to inspect the package. 07/06/2005 22:30 GMT

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