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  • Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane

    05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 58 replies
    The airline has confirmed it is for security reasons. There are understood to be 297 passengers on board. The plane was heading west towards Manchester when it was suddenly re-routed near York and headed back out to the North Sea, before travelling south to Stansted. It is believed to have now landed at the airport.
  • Passengers watch Ryanair crew mend jet window with TAPE

    10/24/2011 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 91 replies ^ | Oct 24, 2011 | GARY O’SHEA and EMMA LITTLE
    A RYANAIR plane with 200 passengers on board had to turn back after tape used to patch up a pilot's window came loose. Passengers watched in horror as ground crew put the tape around the edge of the windscreen shortly before take-off from Stansted, Essex, to Riga, Latvia.
  • UK: Stansted paralysed after climate change protesters break into airport and storm runway

    12/07/2008 11:45:29 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies · 2,363+ views
    Flights at Stansted were today grounded after at least 50 climate change protesters broke into the airport and occupied a runway.Activists cut through fencing and once on the landing strip chained themselves together and surrounded themselves with their security fencing to create a ‘fort’.Members of the Plane Stupid organisation, who are protesting against the proposed second runway, grounded flights after achieving their aim of closing the airstrip. The occupied runway had been due to reopen at 5am. Airlines were told to divert their planes in the skies and, although the airport terminal has been opened to passengers, no aircraft...
  • Men with knives held at airport [UK: Total of 6 men stopped from boarding]

    09/09/2003 8:39:55 AM PDT · by aculeus · 80 replies · 548+ views
    BBC News On Line ^ | 2003/09/09 | Unsigned
    Two men carrying knives in their hand luggage have been stopped from boarding a passenger plane at Stansted Airport in Essex. The men were trying to board a Ryanair flight to Oslo in Norway on Tuesday. It was not yet known if they were known to each other or if they had any links to terrorism. A total of six men were stopped from boarding the plane as a result of the finds. Folding knife The first man stopped, who was a British national, was found to have a small knife in his hand luggage when it was put through...