olice have been scrambled to Stansted Airport on Thursday after a Kenya Airways airplane from Nairobi to Heathrow was diverted.
Officers boarded the airplane and surronded the plane, in keeping with witnesses.
One girl mentioned: “On flight this morning from Nairobi to London Heathrow.
“45 minutes earlier than we have been on account of land, we have been advised that we’d been diverted to Stansted.
“We’ve been surrounded by all of the police. They’ve all acquired weapons all wearing black and are ID-ing us. Captain hasn’t even mentioned something.”
Essex Police have been known as to the runway the place they helped convey the flight to a distant stand.
The drive mentioned: “We’re at present attending an incident at Stansted Airport.
A London Stansted spokeswoman mentioned the Boeing 787 “landed safely with Essex Police in attendance”.
She added: “The plane was escorted to a distant parking stand with regular flight operations now persevering with.
The airplane was diverted to Stansted simply earlier than 3.45pm.
An Essex County Hearth and Rescue spokesman mentioned: “Eight crews are in attendance at Stansted Airport.
“We’re working with Essex Police and the airport to convey the incident to a profitable conclusion.”
Stansted is the designated airport for coping with safety points within the UK.