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Manchester Airport alert: Updates on to Lilllie or
tit 14: 11: Tom Aired BBC News Manchester
Airport press office has told us flights were
suspended to 25 minutes, but operations
resumed at about 14: 00 BET.
We understand the plane has now landed and
passengers are disembarking.
14: 09: BBC News Channel Police have
escorted a the plane at
Manchester Airport, a passenger on board says.
iii) PASSENGER ; CARTED FROM PLANE
14: : Greater Manchester Police tweets:
It' s now business as usual at @ due to
swift partnership response- Police still dealing with
the matter as an isolated incident
RAF STATEMENT L'
14: 05: An RAF spokesperson said: "We can
confirm that Typhoon aircraft were launched from
RAF in their quick reaction alert role '.. "N
this afternoon to investigate a civilian aircraft whose '. Bi
pilot had requested assistance. ' pm", -IE
The aircraft was escorted to Manchester where it
landed safely. This incident is now being handled
by the civilian authorities." Mtl'' i' ' i' '' ifl here '
PASSENGER: PRETTY SCARY'