UK military jets escort civilian plane to London airport

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  • An Airbus A330 of Pakistan International Airlines on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017, which was intercepted by RAF Typhoon jets after reports of a disruptive passenger onboard. The flight, PK757, was scheduled to land at London's Heathrow Airport on it's flight from Lahore, Pakistan. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)(/PA via AP)

    An Airbus A330 of Pakistan International Airlines on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017, which was intercepted by RAF Typhoon jets after reports of a disruptive passenger onboard. The flight, PK757, was scheduled to land at London's ... Heathrow Airport on it's flight from Lahore, Pakistan. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)(/PA via AP) (The Associated Press)

  • An Airbus A330 of Pakistan International Airlines on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017, which was intercepted by RAF Typhoon jets after reports of a disruptive passenger onboard. The flight, PK757, was scheduled to land at London's Heathrow Airport on it's flight from Lahore, Pakistan. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)(/PA via AP)

    An Airbus A330 of Pakistan International Airlines on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017, which was intercepted by RAF Typhoon jets after reports of a disruptive passenger onboard. The flight, PK757, was scheduled to land at London's ... Heathrow Airport on it's flight from Lahore, Pakistan. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)(/PA via AP) (The Associated Press)

Britain's Royal Air Force says that fighter jets have escorted a civilian airliner to Stansted Airport after a passenger became disruptive.

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The air force said that RAF Typhoon jets were launched from an eastern England air base Tuesday afternoon, and the plane "was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport."

Flight-tracking websites indicate the plane was a Pakistan International Airlines flight bound for London's Heathrow Airport.

The Essex Police force says that the diversion was due to a "disruptive passenger." It says officers are with the plane and the rest of the airport remains open.

So far, there have been no arrests.