BREAKING: German and Belgian fighter jets scrambled to escort passenger plane into Heathrow

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A passenger plane has been intercepted by European fighter jets to be escorted into London's Heathrow Airport.

German Eurofighter jets were scrambled this morning to escort Air India flight AI171 from Ahmedabad to London Heathrow.

The Dreamliner was escorted and then Belgian F-16s joined the Air India aircraft shortly afterwards for visual contact.

The flight landed safely at Heathrow.