Fighter Jets Intercept Newark-bound Flight, Airline Tweets ‘Bomb Threat’
A plane headed to Newark from Mumbai, India, made an emergency landing in London on Thursday morning — apparently in response to a potential threat.
Air India Flight 191 landed at London's Stansted Airport around 5:15 a.m. EDT as a "precautionary measure" and was sent to an "isolated area," according to a message from the airport on its Twitter account.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported that the airline initially said on its Twitter account that the landing was because of a "bomb threat," but the tweet was deleted.
Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets escorted the jet to the airport, according to CNN.
Air India did not immediately respond to a message.