A plane flying from Luton to Galway in the Republic of Ireland has been diverted to Prestwick, after a note was found claiming a bomb was on board. Staff at Dublin-based airline Aer Arann raised the alarm at about 2230 BST on Friday, shortly after take-off. Flight RE 508 reached Prestwick, south-west of Glasgow, just before 2300, escorted by two RAF Tornado jets. The plane's 53 passengers and crew all disembarked safely. Police later confirmed the note was a hoax. When are idiots out there going to realise how un - funny this is. Lets hope the guilty are brought to book and given a long streatch for it. An utter waste of our tax paying money on calling out Tornado's, emergency services etc. On another note, why is it Prestwick the planes are sent to. Is that the nominated Airport for such incidents like Stanstead is if a hijacked aircraft wants to land in the UK??