Two men have been arrested on suspicion to endanger a Ryanair flight from Krakow to Dublin which forced the plane to make an emergency landing at Stanstead Airport.
On Monday two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort the Ryanair flight to Stanstead after a note was found in the toilet claiming there was a bomb on board.
Essex Police carried out checks and said there was nothing suspicious and two men aged 26 and 47 were arrested and remain in custody.
A spokeswoman for the airline said, “The plane landed normally, but was taxied to a remote stand where passengers disembarked safely.”
A force spokesman said, “A flight from Krakow to Dublin was diverted to Stansted Airport at around 6.40pm on Monday July 13 due to reports of a security alert.
“Following investigations on the plane, we have been able to establish there is nothing suspicious on board.
“The aircraft has been handed back to Stansted Airport and the operator.
“Two men – aged 47 and 26 – have been arrested on suspicion of making threats to endanger an aircraft and are currently in custody.
“We appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone involved.”
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