An EasyJet flight heading to the UK from Poland has been diverted to the Czech Republic after a ‘possible bomb’ was found on board.
Flight EZY6276 from Krakow to Bristol was an hour into its two-and-a-half-hour flight when it landed at Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport at 10.50 pm on Sunday.
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.’
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.’
⚠️ 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. All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic are currently being carried out by @PolicieCZ.
— Prague Airport (@PragueAirport) December 4, 2022
EasyJet’s website shows a follow-on flight was arranged for some passengers taking off from Prague shortly after 11pm local time heading to Bristol.
A second follow-on flight is currently scheduled to take off at 12.35pm today and arrive in Bristol shortly after 1pm local time.