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RAF escorts Ryanair plane to Stansted after 'suspected hoax security alert'

The flight was from Kaunas, in Lithuania, to London Luton, and the alarm was raised by Lithuanian authorities.

THE UK’S ROYAL Air Force (RAF) escorted a Ryanair flight to Stansted Airport this morning, over a security alert onboard.

The flight from Kaunas, in Lithuania, to London Luton was diverted “in line with procedures after Lithuanian authorities received a suspected hoax security alert”, a Ryanair spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

They added: “The aircraft landed normally at Stansted and customers will be transferred to Luton by coach when cleared to do so.”

An RAF spokesperson confirmed that it scrambled an aircraft to intercept the Ryanair plane.

Stansted Airport said that the airport is open and operating normally after flights were held briefly while the flight was diverted at 8.55am this morning.

The plane landed safely with Essex Police in attendance, a Stansted spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

Essex Police tweeted that it was “aware of an incident at Stansted Airport” and would provide an update as soon as possible.

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