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Qatar Airways passengers only informed of 'bomb threat' via Twitter

Qatar Airways passengers only informed of 'bomb threat' via Twitter

Passengers on board the Qatar Airways flight that was escorted into Manchester Airport by an RAF fighter jet only found out about the news via Twitter.

Speaking on BBC News, passenger Josh Hartley confirmed he had only found out about the 'possible device on board' after checking Twitter on his smartphone.

Asked if he was given any information about the escort, Mr Hartley said: "No, I found out what was happening on Twitter. We didn't get told anything. First of all we were circling around the airport for about ten minutes and then the fighter jet came next to us.

"We got nothing from the cabin crew whatsoever," he added.

Matthew Cox also posted a series of photos from inside the plane on his Twitter feed.

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