Jet2, a British low-cost airline, reported that there had been an “extremely disruptive passenger” on board its flight.
“We are aware of an incident regarding an extremely disruptive passenger on a flight from Stansted to Dalaman earlier this evening,” a Jet2 spokesperson said.
“The aircraft has returned safely, and we are liaising with the relevant authorities to support their investigation. We are working hard to ensure the remaining customers reach their destination as soon as possible,” she added.
A spokeswoman for Essex police said that a 25-year-old woman had been arrested “on suspicion of two assaults and endangering an aircraft.”
Two fighter jets of the Royal Air Force escorted the passenger plane on its return, authorities said.
“There is a possibility that residents nearby may have heard a loud noise, often associated with a sonic boom, as the aircraft descended into Stansted airspace,” Essex police said, referring to reports saying that many people in north London called emergency services.
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