RAF fighter jets escort Ryanair plane into Stansted airport after security incident

The track on Flight Radar24 of Ryanair flight FR2145 flying from Lithuania to Luton which has been escorted into Stansted Airport by RAF jets

It remains unclear what the hoax involved but The Times of London reported that the flight was intercepted amid reports of a "possible suspect package".

The Ryanair plane was travelling from Kaunas to Luton but had to divert to Stansted due to the emergency.

The track on FlightRadar24 of Ryanair flight FR2145, flying from Lithuania to Luton, which has been escorted into Stansted Airport by RAF jets.

"Flights were briefly held while RAF Typhoons escorted the plane in".

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A Ryanair flight from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton Airport has been diverted to Stansted Airport following reports of a security alert.

Essex police are now dealing with the incident.

Stansted Airport went into lockdown and all flights were temporarily grounded while the hoax bomb threat was dealt with.

A RAF spokesman confirmed "quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft" were launched this morning to intercept a civilian plane.

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We'd like to advise you the airport is open and operating normally.

It said the aircraft had landed normally.

Essex Police said the pane landed safely at 8.55am and passengers were being taken off.

The jets were authorised to fly at supersonic speed - causing a "sonic boom" heard in across parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. "Police are on the scene and enquiries are ongoing".

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