An EasyJet flight from Poland to the UK was diverted to the Czech Republic after a “possible bomb” was discovered on board.
At 10.50 p.m. on Sunday, flight EZY6276 from Krakow to Bristol had completed one hour of its two-and-a-half-hour trip when it touched down at Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport. Prague Airport tweeted: ‘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 Police of the Czech Republic.’
According to Czech police, “pyrotechnicians” were dispatched to the scene to look into and remove the suspicious object.
It’s believed that passengers were evacuated from the aircraft as police detectives conducted a search.
After the pyrotechnic examination, no harmful objects were discovered on the aircraft, according to Prague Airport officials.
According to the EasyJet website, a subsequent flight to Bristol, departing from Prague shortly after 11 p.m. local time, was scheduled for some passengers.
Currently, a second follow-up flight is scheduled to depart today at 12:35 PM and land in Bristol just after 1 PM local time.