UK fighter jets escort aircraft as cellphone sparks safety alert

London, August 31

British authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Ryanair aircraft after the crew reported a suspicious object, which turned out to be a cell phone.

The Royal Air Force stated Monday that two Typhoon plane had been launched from a base in japanese England to escort the passenger aircraft on Sunday night.

Police stated a person from Kuwait and a person from Italy had been arrested by counterterrorism officers after the flight from Vienna to Stansted airport, close to London.

Both males had been launched with out cost on Monday after a suspicious object found in one of many aircraft’s bathrooms was examined and “found not to be of concern”, the police Eastern Region Special Operations Unit stated. It stated the item was a cellphone.

“We understandably take any reports of suspicious objects or behaviour on flights very seriously and thankfully on this occasion there was no cause for concern,” stated Detective Superintendent Andy Waldie, head of counterterrorism policing for the japanese area of England. AP

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