UK-bound flight from Poland diverted over bomb threat

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An EasyJet flight bound for the UK from Poland had to be diverted to the Czech Republic on Sunday due to a report of a “possible bomb” on board.

The low-cost British airline’s flight EZY6276 was heading from Krakow to Bristol on Sunday evening but the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing so that law enforcement could sweep the plane for explosives.

Prague Airport officials confirmed in a tweet that the plane landed safely in the capital of the Czech Republic at 10:50 p.m. local time.

“At 22:50, a diverted aircraft landed safely at @PragueAirport on the Krakow-Bristol route. There was reported a possible bomb on board an aircraft,” the tweet said. “All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic are currently being carried out by @PolicieCZ.”

The incident was also confirmed by the official Twitter page of the Czech Republic police, @PolicieCZ, in a message translated from Czech, which read: “Our bomb squad technicians are currently at the scene investigating a report of a possible explosive device.”

Czech police said “pyrotechnicians” had been sent to the scene in order to investigate the report.

It was gathered that passengers were taken off the plane while a search was carried out by police investigators

Prague Airport officials later added that “no dangerous object was found on the plane after the pyrotechnic inspection.”.

 




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