Twitchy will monitor and update as news breaks.
More from Guardian news editor Dan Sabbagh, who suggests the incident is not terror-related:
Similar report from Reuters:
The Associated Press reports the pilot is still out of contact.
The latest word: There have reportedly been two men arrested for “suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft.”
Essex Police confirm:
More from the Essex Police:
Police say no suspicious items have been recovered.
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