An Air India passenger jet has had to make a “precautionary landing” at London’s Stansted Airport following the airline initially reported a bomb threat it today.

The flighty (Flight AI191) was flying from the Indian city of Mumbai to America.

The Ministry of Defence have said that RAF Typhoon planes escorted the aircraft as it made its landing safely at London Stanstead airport.

Air India initially tweeted that a ‘bomb threat’ had prompted the emergency landing in London but later the tweet was deleted, calling the incident a “security threat” instead.

A statement from Stansted Airport said the plane was now in an isolated part of the airport – and the main terminal was unaffected at this time.

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