Qatar Airways flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester had to be escorted into Manchester Airport by an RAF fighter jet after a passenger is said to have made a hoax bomb threat onboard the plane.
The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 269 passengers and 13 Qatar Airways crew when a note highlighting the possible threat was passed from a passenger to staff. The captain then contacted air traffic control, resulting in the cautionary Typhoon accompanying the flight.
After the flight landed safely, police arrested a man on suspicion of making the hoax claim. Nine other flights had to be diverted to nearby airports as a result of the bomb threat. The details of today's drama are still coming in -- we'll update as we hear more. [Sky News]