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Qatar plane escorted into manchester

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Qatar plane escorted into manchester

Reports on sky news, Qatar plane escorted by RAF into Manchester airport, pilot reported possible device on board. The police are treating it as a full scale alert/ operation

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Aberdeen, United...
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1. Re: Qatar plane escorted into manchester

It was a hoax , Airport had reopened again,

Cookham Dean...
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2. Re: Qatar plane escorted into manchester

yes, does appear so...hope he gets a hefty sentence

Amsterdam, The...
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3. Re: Qatar plane escorted into manchester

Some great footage from a pax on the plane of the fighter jet escorting the plane. Not what you want to see at the end of a flight tbh. Scary stuff. CAn only assume the idiot who was arrested was drunk or something

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28662561

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<<Not what you want to see at the end of a flight tbh>>

That is an understatement. Two things that I just hate to observe are military jets abreast of my flight, or heavily armed and armored military personnel waiting on the jetway!

Hunt

PS - glad that this turned out to be a hoax, but do hope that the authorities can get to the source.

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6. Re: Qatar plane escorted into manchester

I live & work under flightpaths into Manchester & heard an enormous roar at lunchtime today which had us all rushing to the windows convinced it was a plane coming down in trouble! Couldn't see them for the clouds but after a circuit overhead they went out of sound reach. One of our guys working on a roof in Stockport saw them all circling. Hope the hoaxer is never allowed on another plane for the rest of his natural!! Sending him to Qatar to rot seems too cushy . . . .

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He was sectioned today under the mental health act.

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Yes. I understand the person who made the statement is shocked and is mentally very unwell.

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wirral
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And he is British apparently.

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