Terror on Flight QR23 as RAF Typhoon escorts it to Manchester Airport before armed police
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 14:11
'There is a bomb on board this plane': Terror on Flight QR23 as RAF Typhoon escorts it to Manchester Airport before armed police storm on to arrest man, 47, over 'bomb threat hoax' | FULL VIDEO
On board plane footage shows jet escort and silent passengers
Shadowed by an RAF Typhoon jet bristling with weaponry, this is the moment terror was brought to Britain’s skies when an airline passenger claimed there was a bomb on the plane.
After the Airbus pilot notified air traffic control of the threat, the fighter – part of the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert force – was scrambled to tail the flight as it made its approach to Manchester.
The airport was shut down and other incoming flights diverted as the police and military initiated full-scale emergency plans that could lead to the shooting down of an airliner that posed a terrorist threat.
Footage from inside the plane shows fighter jet escort and silent passengers on board.