The Air India passenger plane, flying to Newark in the US, made a precautionary landing at London’s Stansted Airport due to a bomb threat.
The airline tweeted: “Mumbai – Newark of 27.06.19 has made a precautionary landing at London Stansted Airport due to bomb threat . Update in the matter follows.”
Essex Police said its officers were at the airport assisting.
They tweeted: “An aircraft was diverted to #Stansted Airport at around 9.50am today (Thursday 27 June) following reports of a security alert.
“The plane is currently at the airport and officers are making enquiries.”
It comes after buildings in Derby shook this morning as a sonic boom caused by RAF jets was heard over the city.
Concerned residents who heard the noise took to social media to share their experiences.
One tweeted: “Loud bang over Derby, anyone know what it was?”
Another said: “Sounded like an explosion, heard and felt it in Alvaston, scary stuff.”
A third wrote: “Anyone in #derby feel that bang/explosion?”
Another said: “Anyone else hear/feel a huge explosion and loud bang between notts and derby area? The whole road was outside looking to see what it was..”
One more added: “Anyone else in derby, house just shake because of this massive random bang.”
Police confirmed that the noise was a sonic boom caused by RAF jets.
They said in a statement: “The recent loud bang heard over Derbyshire was as a result of a RAF jet passing over the county causing a sonic boom.”
More to follow.
Published at Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:49:00 +0000