Flight Heading To UK Diverted After Report Of ‘Possible Bomb’ On Board
EasyJet flight from Krakaw in Poland to Bristol, United Kingdom was diverted to the Czech Republic after a ‘possible bomb’ was found on board.
Prague Airport has announced that the low-cost airline EasyJet was forced to divert its route after a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED), or homemade bomb, was reported on board.
The EasyJet Flight 6276 was diverted at 10:50 local time Sunday night and landed safely in the Czech Republic capital after an hour into its two-and-a-half-hour flight, according to Daily Mail.
Prague Airport tweeted: ‘There was reported a possible bomb on board an aircraft.
“EasyJet flight EZY6276 from Krakow to Bristol was diverted to Prague last night after a ‘possible bomb’ was found on board
“All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic were carried out by Police of the Czech Republic.”
Czech police said ‘pyrotechnicians’ had been sent to the scene in order to investigate and dispose of the suspicious device.
It is thought 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.’
EasyJet’s website shows a follow-on flight was arranged for some passengers taking off from Prague shortly after 11 pm local time heading to Bristol.
Meanwhile, a second follow-on flight is scheduled to take off at 12.35 pm on Monday and arrive in Bristol shortly after 1 pm local time.