The Essex Police of UK has released a report of its findings on a Kenyan plane which was intercepted by an Airforce jet while en route to London Heathrow.
In a statement accessed by Kenyans.co.ke, no major security concern was established during the investigations.
The plane had been intercepted midair and diverted to London Stansted Airport for a thorough security check. The plane that left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Thursday minutes past 9 a.m.
According to the UK police, the investigations involved talking to the cabin crew and the passengers about the potential threat on board the plane.
Emergency vehicles at the London Stansted Airport on October 12, 2023.
“Officers have established there is nothing of concern on board a flight diverted to Stansted Airport. Officers carried out enquiries and established there was nothing of concern on board.
“The plane has been handed back to the airport which has remained operational throughout,” read the police statement in part.
Major UK publications had reported that there were fears of a bomb threat on the plane given the security experts that were witnessed at Stansted Airport waiting for the plane’s, arrival.
However, the police did not reveal the exact threat that had been reported and investigated.
On its part, the company revealed that noted that they engaged Kenyan authorities after its officials received a security alert from UK security agencies at around 10:30 a.m.
On the other hand, the Kenyan airline maintained that no one was injured adding that the safety of all the passengers was guaranteed during the flight.
However, the company refuted reports which claimed that the plane had an unusual route before getting into the UK airspace.
The fake report alleged that the plane went to Russia and then Tunisia before going to London.
The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2019.