Danish fighter jets are scrambled to intercept Ryanair flight after ‘bomb threat’ is left on flight from London to Oslo – as British man, 51, is arrested
- Flight from Stansted to Oslo was escorted by Danish fighters due to bomb scare
- Comes after crew found a threatening note while plane was in the air
- Police boarded and arrested a British man, 51, on suspicion of making the threat
- It comes after two men, 26 and 47, were arrested earlier this week when a similar note was found on board a Ryanair flight from Krakow to Dublin
Danish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight from London to Oslo on Friday after a bomb threat note was found on board.
The plane, which had come from Stansted, was met on the ground by Norwegian police who arrested a 51-year-old British man on suspicion of making the threat.
The remaining 141 passengers and six crew were evacuated and a bomb squad is now searching the plane.
It comes just three days after another Ryanair flight from Krakow to Dublin was escorted to Stansted by fighter jets after a similar note was found in the toilets.
A 51-year-old British man has been arrested at Oslo Airport in Norway after Ryanair crew found a bomb note on board, with a bomb squad now searching the aircraft (pictured)
‘Police have the situation under control and have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of being behind the bomb threat,’ police said.
The man has been taken for interrogation, Norwegian site VG reported, as police say they know ‘very little about him’ or his motives.
The Danish air force confirmed that two of its jets were scrambled from a base in North Jutland, the northernmost region of the country, to escort the plane.
After breaking the sound barrier, the F-16 jets caught up with the plane over the Skagerrak strait – which runs between the two countries – and escorted it to Oslo.
The flight had left Stansted at 9.40am and was due to arrive in Oslo at 12.40.
It comes after two RAF fighter jets were scrambled to escort another Ryanair plane, this time flying from Krakow to Dublin, after a similar note was found on board.
Scare comes just days after another Ryanair flight from Krakow to Dublin was diverted to Stansted (pictured) after a similar note was found in the toilet
The plane was diverted to Stansted where police arrested two men – aged 26 and 47 – on suspicion of making the threat.
A bomb squad searched the plane and found there wasn’t any device on board.
The pair have since been released on bail but neither has been charged with a crime.
Passengers were also evacuated from that plane before being put on a separate aircraft which continued to Dublin.