RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept plane bound for Doncaster Robin Hood Airport

An image of an RAF Typhoon, two of the jets were scrambled to intercept a plane bound for Robin Hood Airport.
An image of an RAF Typhoon, two of the jets were scrambled to intercept a plane bound for Robin Hood Airport.
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RAF fighter jets were scrambled to escort a business plane into Doncaster ‘s airport, the Free Press can reveal.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon when the aircraft is believed to have changed its flight plans mid-air.

It is thought the business jet set off from Istanbul for Innsbruck but once inside Austrian airspace it cancelled its stop in Innsbruck and asked to continue to Doncaster.

The Free Press understands on entering UK airspace it was asked why it had by-passed Innsbruck and crew said they had enough fuel to make Doncaster .

Having been told it would be met by military aircraft, the plane was then routed along the North Sea coast into Robin Hood Airport by two RAF jets believed to be Typhoon jets scrambled from RAF Coningsby.

A spokesman for Robin Hood Airport, said: “We can confirm that a small business jet was escorted to land at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield by two RAF aircraft yesterday afternoon.

“The matter was subsequently dealt with by South Yorkshire Police, however this had no impact on operations or for passengers using the airport.”

Police were unavailable for comment.