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 10.50pm 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.’
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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 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.