EasyJet flight to UK diverted after ‘possible’ bomb reported on board

(CNN) — An EasyJet flight from Poland to the UK had to be diverted to the Czech Republic on Sunday due to reports of a “suspected bomb” on board.

The British low-cost carrier’s flight EZY6276 was flying from Krakow to Bristol on Sunday night, but the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing so law enforcement could clear the plane of explosives.

Prague airport officials confirmed in a tweet that the plane landed safely in the Czech Republic capital at 10:50 p.m. local time.

“At 22:50, a diverted plane landed safely at @PragueAirport on the Krakow-Bristol route. According to reports, the plane may have a bomb on board,” the tweet said. “All actions to ensure the safety of passengers and all air traffic are currently being carried out by @PolicieCZ.”
The incident was also confirmed by the official Twitter page @PolicieCZ of the Police of the Czech Republic. a message Translated from Czech, it read: “Our bomb squad technicians are currently on site investigating reports of a possible explosive device.”

Prague Airport later said that no dangerous objects were found on the plane.

EasyJet told CNN in a statement on Monday that the plane had been diverted as a “precautionary safety measure.”

“EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6276 from Krakow to Bristol was diverted to Prague yesterday evening purely as a precautionary safety measure,” the low-cost airline said.

“The flight was delayed overnight in Prague, the customer was provided with hotel accommodation and meals and will depart later today.

“We take any security threat to easyJet seriously and work closely with police and security agencies. The safety of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s top priority and we appreciate your understanding.”

CNN’s Ivana Kottasova contributed to this report.

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