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www.pakistanaffairs.pk On 24th may 2013 a PIA Flight on its way to Manchester UK reported hijacking threats from passengers on board. The pilot asked for emergency landing as soon as the plane entered British Air space. The flight took off from Lahore.

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www.pakistanaffairs.pk On 24th may 2013 a PIA Flight on its way to Manchester UK reported hijacking threats from passengers on board. The pilot asked for emergency landing as soon as the plane entered British Air space. The flight took off from Lahore. Royal airforce Typhoon jets were scrambled and two jets escorted the plane to London Stanstead airport. Fire crew and ambulances rushed to the runway. Police helicopters with surveillance cameras hovered in the air. Police surrounded the plane on landing. The whole airport was halted during the "operation" . Pilots reported the description of passengers making Hijacking threats and two men were Arrested soon after landing. By sheer chance the same day European champions league football players were also coming to London and there were plenty of news crews,armature/Professional photographers and random public with zoom lenses present on the airport. Everybody heard the news of a "Hijacked Plane" coming to the airport and everybody had their cameras Zoomed in on PIA plane. Twitter,facebook,News channels and all electronic media flooded with news,pictures and videos of the "Hijacked Pakistani Plane". It turned out that the British born Pakistani was coming back from Lahore to UK and had a verbal argument with other family members traveling with him. Things escalated and although no violence took place,he did threated the PIA staff when they tried to calm him down and intervened. One man's hot hotheadedness and lack of control on what he was saying, caused all this fuss and bad publicity for PIA and Pakistan. Video was recorded by an armature photographer present that day on the airport.