Jet2 passenger attacks crew. Two Eurofighter Typhoons had to escort a Jet2 jetliner to London-Stansted airport following reports that a passenger on board had attacked a crew member, local media sources write.
The maneuvers of two Eurofighter Typhoons in the airspace over London-Stansted Airport produced a supersonic loud bang on Saturday night that caused panic among passengers and locals, say The Express and the BBC citing witnesses.
According to the BBC, citing local officials, the hunters escorted a plane because of a busy passenger on board. The 25-year-old woman suspected of committing two assaults and endangering the plane was arrested.
An airline spokeswoman told the BBC that the plane was en route to Dalaman airport in Turkey, but was redirected to London-Stansted.
Screenshots of radar data published by Internet users show the trajectories of hunters and aircraft over Hertfordshire and Essex counties.
A passenger on the plane confirmed on Twitter that the woman was actually drunk.
Initially, media quoted Stansted airport as indicating that it was a Ryanair plane. However, they subsequently corrected this information, stating that it is a Jet2 device. Other media also mentioned a suspicious package.