The flight from Vienna was surrounded by police after landing at the Essex airport around 7.20pm today. Essex Police boarded the plane and removed two men after the discovery in the toilet.
A spokesperson for London Stansted Airport confirmed the plane had landed safely on the ground following the police incident.
Passengers on board took to social media and revelled the plane had been parked up in a “remote area” before being surrounded by police.
Both of the typhoon fighter jets circled the airport several times before the passenger plane had landed at the scene.
The jets are believed to have then headed towards Cheltenham to be refuelled before returning towards base at RAF Coningsby.
Some reports claim the jets were responding to an urgent call-out known as a Quick Reaction Alert or QRA.
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