Thanks to ludicrous and
irrational suicidal immigration policies, England, like other nations, have become very nervous societies.
PUBLISHED: 08:49 EST, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:45 EST, 25 July 2012
The Typhoon roared into the skies from RAF Northolt in north west London after air traffic controllers lost contact with a commercial airliner carrying hundreds of holidaymakers.
A second RAF warplane was kept on standby on the runway.
The Thomas Cook scheduled flight, travelling from Tunisia to Glasgow, sparked the emergency call-out shortly before 11.30am.
The plane lost communications with the aviation authorities as it headed north over the French coastline.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that one Typhoon launched. This was in response to a commercial aircraft that was out of communication with air traffic control services.
‘Communications were quickly restored; no further action was required.’
The £125million Typhoon had only left the runway for a few seconds before contact was re-established with the captain and his crew.
But the security alert highlighted the tensions surrounding defending the Olympics from terrorists – and the speed at which the jets can respond to an emergency.