(SOURCE) FLIGHTS into and out of Stansted Airport were suspended temporarily this evening (Wednesday, July 23) as a result of an emergency situation.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that two RAF Typhoon fighter jets had accompanied a passenger plane flying into Stansted.
One of the fighter planes, which were scrambled from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, reportedly landed at Stansted.
A scheduled Ryanair flight from Alicante in Spain, which was due to arrive at 8pm, has been diverted to Luton.
A spokesman in the Essex Police control room said that there had been “an incident” which had been resolved but was not at liberty to give details.