I must be missing a crucial part of this story:
Two Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to assist an American Airlines passenger plane shortly before it landed at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday after a woman attempted to gain access to the flight deck.
“A female passenger had become distressed during the flight and reportedly attempted to gain access to the flight deck.
“The passenger was calmed by flight attendants but as a precaution a priority approach to London was requested and police were requested to meet the aircraft on arrival.”
Now, aside from the stupidity of trying to access the flight deck, what’s the point of the two fighter jets? Are they going to blow up the plane because a passenger tries to access the cockpit? It sounds like no logic was applied here, since this passengers seems to have just been scared and having a panic attack. I’m sure the flight attendants knew that, so I’m not quite sure why….