Military jets deployed after cargo plane diverted to Stansted airport

A Latvian cargo plane was diverted to Stansted Airport on Wednesday, October 29

A Latvian cargo plane was diverted to Stansted Airport on Wednesday, October 29 - Credit: Archant

Military jets were deployed today on a precautionary basis, after a Latvian registered cargo was diverted to Stansted airport.

The diversion was due to a loss of communication with the aircraft, which landed safely at Stansted airport at around 5.20pm.

The police have spoken to all three people on board, and it was established that the short loss of communication was due to a change in airspace jurisduction.

Essex Police are not investigating the incident, and the aircraft will be able to continue its journey to Birmingham when it is ready.