Typhoon Military Jets escorted Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK709, to London Stansted Airport. It was originally flying from Lahore to Manchester.
This video was filmed on Friday 24 May 2013 at London Stansted Airport. The weekend of 24th - 27th May 2013 was to be of added interest to aviation enthusiasts as a number of additional aircraft & airlines were due in, bringing passengers for the Champions League football final. However the day got off to an unusual start as in the early morning rush London Heathrow's 2 runways were closed due to an incident with a BA Airbus. This resulted in a number of interesting diversions to Stansted. As the morning progressed, and a number of the Champions League arrivals came in, there was a sudden change in airport movements as all traffic was stopped pending an emergency arrival of Manchester bound Pakistan International Boeing 777 AP-BID.
According to reports (note that this story was broadcast locally and nationally in the UK) there was an attempt by 2 individuals to gain access to the cockpit. This video captures the aircraft's arrival and sights and sounds surrounding the event. If you listen to the audio you will hear the RAF Typhoon's overhead, these were scrambled to accompany the aircraft in.
As with previous emergency videos I have posted, this video serves to show the professionalism of all involved from airport, control tower, emergency services etc in the safe and secure transport of passengers. Thankfully no one was hurt of injured.
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