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An EasyJet flight heading to the United Kingdom from Poland has been diverted to the Czech Republic following a report of a ‘possible bomb’ on board.

 

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According to Daily Mail reports, 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.

 

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Prague Airport tweeted, “There was reported a possible bomb on board an aircraft.

 

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“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 the report.

 

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It was thought passengers were taken off the plane while a search was carried out by police investigators.

 

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Prague Airport officials later added that “no dangerous object was found on the plane after the pyrotechnic inspection.”

 

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An EasyJet spokesman said, “[We] can confirm that flight EZY6267 from Krakow to Bristol yesterday evening diverted to Prague purely as a precautionary measure.

 

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“The flight has been delayed overnight in Prague where customers have been provided with hotel accommodation and meals and will depart later today.

 

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“We take any security threats made to easyJet seriously and work closely with the police and security agencies.

 

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“The safety and security of passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and we would like to thank passengers for their understanding.”

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