Air India flight makes emergency landing in London after bomb threat

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An Air India passenger plane was diverted to London on Thursday after a "bomb threat".

Flight AI 191 from Mumbai to Newark was escorted by British fighter jets to land at London Stansted Airport, leading to a brief closure of its runway.

The plane was then directed to an isolated stand with police in attendance.

"An Air India Boeing 777 diverted into London Stansted Airport at approximately 1015 and landed safely with Essex Police in attendance. It is parked on an isolated stand away from the normal airport operations," the airport said.

British police said officers were making enquiries
 

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