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Speculation rife via Twitter as Flight DL99 spotted circling via Flightradar website

Speculation is escalating via Twitter that a major incident is taking place above the skies of the UK.The Flightradar24.com website shows Delta Airline Flight 99, en route from Paris to Detroit, circling in clear air over East Anglia for around the last hour. It is being kept clear of flight paths and other air traffic, and is circling continuously.Twitter users who have been monitoring the Flightradar website have speculated that a major terrorist incident may be underway, with some claiming that the transatlantic flight is under escort from French fighter jets.No official confirmation has been issued. The Drum has contacted Delta Airlines and awaits a response.The airline's live flightboard states the flight is currently "diverted" and "delayed".The UK’s standby airport for terrorist and other incidents is Stansted airport, only a few miles from the apparent site of the aircraft’s circular track.

A screengrab of the flight from a few moments ago

Updated: the flight landed safely at Amsterdam Airport earlier this afternoon after being rerouted.

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