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Watch: RAF jets scrambled to meet Ryanair flight in security alert

RAF jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight after a suspected hoax sparked a security alert.

The plane from Kaunas, Lithuania was heading to London, Luton before it was diverted to Stansted on Wednesday morning. It landed safely.

Ryanair said the diversion was in line with procedures after Lithuanian authorities received a suspected hoax security alert.

Passengers were bussed to Luton.

There was a slight hold up in flights at Stansted but the airport is now open and operating normally.

Essex Police said the pane landed safely just before 9am and an investigation is underway.

The track on FlightRadar24 of Ryanair flight FR2145, flying from Lithuania to Luton, which has been escorted into Stansted Airport by RAF jets. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. See PA story POLICE Stansted. Pic: FlightRadar24/PA Wire
The track on FlightRadar24 of Ryanair flight FR2145, flying from Lithuania to Luton, which has been escorted into Stansted Airport by RAF jets. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. See PA story POLICE Stansted. Pic: FlightRadar24/PA Wire

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