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Military jets escort Qatar Airways plane to Manchester Airpo

Military jets have escorted a passenger plane to Manchester Airport after reports of a possible device on board.

The Qatar Airways plane was escorted in to land by the Royal Air Force (RAF) following information received by the pilot.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were treating it as a "full emergency" and armed officers have boarded the plane.

All flights in and out of the airport were suspended for about 25 minutes.
'Comprehensive response'

It is understood the plane involved is an Airbus A330, which was escorted by a Typhoon from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

Operations at the airport resumed at about 14:00 BST, after the plane landed at a terminal.

Passengers have been disembarking from the plane "as normal", an airport spokesman said.

Ch Supt O'Hare said: "An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28662561

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