RAF jet 'threatens to shoot down' cargo plane in Kent
A Royal Air Force fighter jet apparently threatened to "shoot down" a Latvian cargo plane after it lost contact with air traffic controllers above Kent.
Two RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept the Russian-made aircraft, breaking the sound barrier and creating a sonic boom.
They escorted the plane to Stansted Airport, where it was surrounded by police officers as it landed at 17:15GMT.
An airport spokesman said officers were later stood down and the cargo craft was allowed to continue its journey.
Robert Pigott reports.
29 Oct 2014
- From the section UK