Passenger plane escorted by fighter jets over London “pre-planned to welcome Prime Minister of Japan”

BREAKING: Passenger plane escorted by fighter jets over London. Image: @WrestleMrtn

Video footage shows a passenger plane being escorted by two fighter jets over London.

Eyewitnesses also spotted the convoy over Surrey.

A PASSENGER plane was spotted being escorted by two two fighter jets over London on Thursday, May 5. However, despite initial fears, the spectacular sight was pre-planned by the RAF.

The plane was being escorted by the fighter jets ahead of a special meeting scheduled for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

As revealed in a statement from the RAF, the plane is carrying the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, ahead of his meeting with Mr Johnson on May 5.

Officials tweeted: “You may see a RAF Voyager and two RAF Typhoons flying over central London this morning.

“This is a pre-planned flypast to welcome the Prime Minister of Japan to the UK.”

The two Typhoon fighter jets and the RAF Voyager Vespina, finished with a Union Jack painted tail, set off from Brize Norton before flying over central London.

According to recent air traffic alerts, the turn points were:

– Brize Norton: 10.43 am

– Holwell: 10.44 am

– Eastleach Turville: 10.45 am

– VCY Bampton: 10.56 am

– W of Goring: 11 am

– VCY Cherysey: 11.06 am

– Walton On Thames: 11.07 am

It has also been revealed that the UK Prime Minister is expected to announce a “landmark defence partnership” known as the Reciprocal Access Agreement, according to the Express.

Social media was flooded by users who had seen two fighter planes flanking a British Airways plane towards a London airport and wondered what was going on.

One person on Twitter noted that they had seen the convoy flying over Surrey.

“In Surrey, just seen a British Airways passenger plane fly over with 2 fighter jets in close formation flanking either wing. Any idea why?” they said.

Another wrote: “An airliner aeroplane has just flown LOW over Trafalgar Square flanked by fighter jets!!”

“What’s going on here then? @British_Airways passenger plane being escorted by 2 RAF Tornados into an Airport over London,” another person said.

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