Qatar Airways Jet Lands Safely After Bomb Hoax

A Qatar Airways jet was escorted into Manchester Airport by fighter jets this morning after a man made a bomb threat aboard the plane.

Authorities initially believed that the incident was an act of terrorism. Now, however, an official said that they were probably dealing with an “idiot” and not a terrorist.

After the male passenger started making bomb threats, Britain’s Ministry of Defence launched military jets to escort the plane to Manchester Airport.
Qatar Airways flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester had 269 passengers and 13 crew members on board.

Britain’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement: “We can confirm that Typhoon aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby in their quick reaction alert role this afternoon to investigate a civilian aircraft whose pilot had requested assistance. The aircraft was escorted to Manchester where it landed safely. This incident is now being handled by the civilian authorities.”

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