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RAF Typhoon Jets attempt to identify the passenger jet in Stansted as a & # 39; suspicious object & # 39; intercept


RAF Typhoon Jets attempt to intercept the passenger jet that lands in Stansted after "suspicious object is found in the aircraft toilet".

  • Two RAF Typhoon Jets were transferred to Stansted Airport in Essex this evening
  • The jets circled over Essex airports just after 7 p.m. and then returned to base
  • Laudamotion passenger planes were escorted when it landed around 7:20 p.m.
  • Woman claiming passenger suggests that armed police surrounded the plane

Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were confused to intercept a passenger jet that landed at Stansted Airport after "suspicious items" were found in an on-board toilet.

Armed police surrounded a Laudamotion flight after it landed at Essex Airport at around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Passenger Joanna Czechowska said Essex police boarded and removed two men from the flight after "suspicious items" were found in the toilets.

Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were rolled up on Sunday evening to escort a passenger jet at London Stansted Airport

A spokesman for London Stansted Airport confirmed that a plane had landed safely on the ground following a police incident.

On-board passengers say the plane was parked in a "remote area" before being surrounded by armed Essex police officers.

It is believed that the police have now stepped back from the scene.

Both typhoons circled the airport several times before the passenger flight landed at the scene.

Joanna Czechowksa was on board the passenger flight that was brought to London Stansted Airport shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday evening

Joanna Czechowksa was on board the passenger flight that was brought to London Stansted Airport shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday evening

Airborne radars spotted both jets flying from their base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to Essex Airport

Airborne radars spotted both jets flying from their base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to Essex Airport

The jets are believed then to have flown towards Cheltenham for refueling before returning to the base at RAF Coningsby.

There were allegations that the jets were responding to an urgent call called a Quick Reaction Alert [QRA].

MailOnline has reached out to the Department of Defense and Essex Police Department for comment.

More will follow.

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