‘Security alert’ forces Ryanair flight to make emergency landing at Stansted Airport
PUBLISHED: 20:11 13 July 2020 | UPDATED: 21:08 13 July 2020
A Ryanair flight travelling from Krakow to Dublin has been forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport following reports of a security alert.
Flight FR1902 was heading from Krakow, Poland to Dublin, but was forced into the land at around 6.30pm after it sent out a distress call before being rerouted to the airport.
Essex Police tweeted: “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.
“The plane is currently at the airport and officers are making enquiries.
“We’ll bring you more information when we can.”
The flight left Krakow airport at 5.40pm – five minutes behind its scheduled time – and was due to arrive into Dublin International at 7.35pm.
According to flightradar24, the aircraft was diverted to Stansted and is a Boeing 737-8AS jet.
The aircraft remains at Stansted, which is a designated airfield for these emergency situations.
Shortly after 9pm, Essex Police tweeted an update stating that all passengers had been escorted off the plane safely.
They said: “We have now safely brought off all the passengers from the plane.
“The plane remains in an isolated area at Stansted and our enquiries are ongoing.”
According to reports, two fighter jets – which can fly at 500mph – were scrambled after air control “lost contact” with the pilots.
The RAF fighter jets are understood to have been posted from RAF Coningsby.
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