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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Each email has a link to unsubscribe. The safety and security of its passengers and crew is always easyJets highest priority and we would like to thank passengers for their understanding.. You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. And today Im so glad that weve agreed the reciprocal access agreement between our armed services., Two fighter jets accompanies an RAF Voyager as it flew over Reading and London today. The fighter jet is seen waggling its wings, a gesture known in aviation as indicating the other pilot should follow him, while worried passengers can be heard discussing what is happening, with one woman asking: "Why is it doing that, is it just showing off?". Now, the suspect could be forced to pick up a tab running into the thousands to pay for thepolice operation and the scrambling of the military jet. The Typhoon aircraft were authorised to transit at supersonic speed for operational reasons; any inconvenience caused to local residents is regretted.". The Costa del Sol is one of the Top Tourist/Holiday, Just to clarify legally. The passengers have since disembarked. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. Video footage showed it being escorted by a Spanish Airforce F18 fighter jet before it reached its destination. A RAF voyager escorted by two fighter jets has sparked panic in London after been spotted flying over Trafalgar Square - but the reason why is harmless. Maybe I should be checking the RAF twitter account more regularly for updates but the sight/sound of a low-flying plane accompanied by two fighter jets over Holborn was a bit wild. But from what base?, Of course this is desperately needed. More info, Crowds were seen looking up at the sky in photos posted to Twitter as the aircraft flew overhead. ", This was backed up by Callum who said: "That's not British Airways, that's RAF Voyager. ", READ MORE:RAF Voyager spotted heading over Estonia in major NATO operation. Something went wrong, please try again later. The solution for the driver license issue will be delayed until the UK has a new prime-minister. Clips shared on social media show rather ominous scenes of a fighter jet looming overhead in scenes reminiscent of fighter jets escorting Russian aircraft that nears the airspace of Western countries. The plane is understood to have touched down around half an hour late at 4.45pm local time on Sunday. Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition. An EasyJet flight from London to Menorca was intercepted by a Spanish fighter jet after a British passenger made a bomb threat on social media. 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Video, 00:01:42, 'Like Armageddon' - heatwave fire destroys garden, Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide. The aim of the visit will be to bolster ties in defence and trade. Video, 00:00:33Commercial flight escorted by fighter jet after bomb hoax, Up Next. The alarm was sounded as the easyJet plane - flight EZY8303 - was near to landing just before 5pm on Sunday. The plane landed at its destination safely but passengers were delayed for hours while the plane and luggage were inspected by bomb disposal experts and sniffer dogs. Download 'Diamonds' on iTunes. Build the strongest argument relying on authoritative content, attorney-editor expertise, and industry defining technology. The Civil giuard said in statement: The Civil Guard ordered an operation made up of bomb disposal specialists, dog handlers, Fiscal and Borders and Citizen Security, which established a perimeter around the plane. latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more. Have you seen the RAF Voyager flyover your area? The aircraft is in service as the Voyager KC.Mk 2, equipped with two underwing pods for refuelling fast jets, and as the Voyager KC.Mk 3, with an additional centreline hose for use by large aircraft. No chance before, Why does Spain seem to always wait for the summer holidays to start maintenance and repairs on roads, highways, bridges,, There is a solution. Video, 00:00:59One-minute World News, Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide. And there is direct read across from the actions of autocratic, coercive powers in Europe, to what may happen in east Asia. "This is a pre-planned flypast to welcome the Prime Minister of Japan to the UK. "The aircrafts new paint scheme will better reflect its prestige role which we are proud to undertake..
David Hatton said: "Just saw what seems to be an RAF Voyager & two escorting Typhoons fly low past Royston presumably for todays visit of the Japanese PM to Downing Street that includes an RAF flypast. A spokesman for the airport said all flights had now resumed after being held for about 10 minutes. ", READ MORE: When the Local Election 2022 results be announced for Reading, Wokingham and Slough. video. Capable of supersonic speeds up to 1,190mph, they have the ability to carry a variety of weapons including air-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles and air-to-ground missiles. The Royal Air Force explained on its official Twitter page: "You may see a RAF Voyager and two RAF Typhoons flying over central London this morning. Something went wrong, please try again later. An 18-year-old British man, thought to be the origin of the bomb scare, has been arrested on charges of a crime of public disorder in Mahon.