EasyJet flight diverted after suspected ‘bomb’ reported on board
An EasyJet flight to Bristol had to divert last night after reports a bomb could be on board.
It landed in Prague instead of carrying on to the UK so the plane could be searched by police.
Nothing was found on the easyJet Flight 6276 in the end, which set off from Krakow in Poland on what should have been a 2hr 30min flight.
Instead, it landed at Václav Havel airport in the Czech capital.
It is not yet clear where the suspicion of an IED on board initially came from but it is believed to have been a bomb threat.
Prague Airport tweeted in English yesterday: ‘At 10.50pm, a diverted aircraft landed safely at @PragueAirport on the Krakow-Bristol route.
‘There was reported a possible bomb on board an aircraft.
‘All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic are currently being carried out by @PolicieCZ.’
Two hours later, they sent an update to say: ‘No dangerous object was found on the plane after the pyrotechnic inspection.’
The Czech Republic Police official account tweeted: ‘Our pyrotechnicians are currently on the scene and are investigating the presence of the reported explosive system.’
They also updated to say: ‘A pyrotechnic search did not find any dangerous object in the plane.’
EasyJet has been contacted for comment.
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