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Military Jets Escort Airliner to Airport
A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets were called to escort a passenger plane to Manchester Airport. The Qatar Airways plane was escorted in to land by the Royal Air Force (RAF) following information received by the pilot. Greater Manchester Police said it was treating it as a "full emergency". Armed police boarded the Doha to Manchester plane and arrested a passenger on board. All flights in and out of the airport were suspended for about 25 minutes. 'Pretty shook up' -- The plane involved was an Airbus A330-30, which had 269 passengers and 13 Qatar Airways crew on board. It was escorted by Typhoons from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. Operations at the airport resumed at about 14:00 BST after the plane landed at a terminal. Passengers have been disembarking from the plane "as normal", an airport spokesman said. Josh Hartley, who boarded the plane at Doha in Qatar, said: "Well when the escort came it was very scary - I'm pretty shook up now."