June 27, 2019 / 9:55 AM / 4 months ago

Stansted Airport reopens runaway after Air India bomb threat

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - London's Stansted Airport said on Thursday its runway had reopened and was fully operational after Air India said a flight from Mumbai to the United States made a precautionary landing due to a bomb threat.

"We are sorry for any disruption caused by the incident and would like to thank you for your patience," Stansted Airport said on Twitter.

Britain's ministry of defence said Typhoon aircraft were deployed at supersonic speed to intercept a civilian plane.

"The aircraft was safely escorted to Stansted airport." (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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