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Passenger Plane Escorted To Airport Over 'Possible Device' On Board

 
Passenger Plane Escorted To Airport Over 'Possible Device' On Board
Posted August 5th, 2014 @ 8:01am by KTRH Affiliate FOX News

A passenger plane has landed at Manchester Airport in England after being escorted by the Royal Air Force, Manchester police confirm to Fox News.

β€œAn incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board,” Police Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said.

"We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency,” he added.

There are currently no takeoffs or landings at the airport, according to Sky News. Officers are responding to the scene.

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