‘Bomb scare’: Bristol Airport easyJet flight diverted to Prague over suspected bomb on board

The easyjet flight headed for Bristol was diverted to the Czech capital of Prague due to reports of a ‘possible bomb’ on board

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An easyJet flight heading to Bristol had to be diverted to Prague after a bomb scare. Flight 6276 was flying from Krakow in Poland to Bristol Airport on Sunday night when it was diverted to the Czech capital due to reports of a “possible bomb” on board, the Guardian reports.

The plane landed safely at around 10.50pm local time (9.50pm UK time) at Vaclav Havel Airport. The Airbus A320 had been around an hour into its 2.5 hour flight when it was forced to divert.

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The Prague airport tweeted: “All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic are currently being carried out by [Czech police].” Czech Police explosives experts swooped on the scene to investigate the reported device.

But the airport later confirmed that “no dangerous object” was found on board the plane. It is understood that a rescheduled flight will depart for Bristol Airport later today (Monday, December 5).

A spokesperson for easyJet said: "easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6267 from Krakow to Bristol yesterday evening diverted to Prague purely as a precautionary security measure. The flight has been delayed overnight in Prague where customers have been provided with hotel accommodation and meals and will depart later today.

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