Bomb Threat Diverts British Plane

Virgin Atlantic (search) plane was diverted to land at Stansted airport north of London Thursday after receiving a bomb threat, police said.

Flight VF201, headed from Hong Kong to Heathrow airport west of London, was diverted to Stansted after a bomb threat was made by phone, Essex Police said.

The plane carrying 214 passengers and 18 crew landed at 5:23 a.m., a spokesman for Virgin Atlantic said.

All passengers and crew left the plane without incident and a police investigation was under way, police said.