Buses carry disembarked passengers from the aircraft.
Fighter Jet escorts Qatar Airways plane into UK airport
London, August 5, 2014
A British fighter jet escorted a Qatar Airways passenger plane into Manchester airport on Tuesday after the pilot reported that a suspect device was possibly on board, police said.
A Reuters photographer said armed police had removed a man from the aircraft in connection with the incident.
Manchester Airport was closed for 25 minutes before re-opening, an airport spokesman said.
"An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board," chief superintendent John O'Hare said in a statement.
"We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency," he added.
The Ministry of Defence declined to comment. -Reuters