A bomb was reported on board a Ryanair flight from Poland to Greece. After this, the emergency landing of the plane was done at Athens International Airport. 190 passengers including crew members on board the flight were evacuated safely. Shortly after this, the police said that they had not found any explosives from the flight.
According to the news agency AFP, it was going from Katowice in Poland to Athens in Greece. Even before reaching Athens airport, there was news of a bomb in the plane. Soon after this, its landing was done in the isolated area of Athens Airport. AFP quoted the Greek Defense Ministry as saying that Greek war planes were deployed to protect the plane.
First Hungarian war plane escorted
The Greek Defense Ministry reported that two F-16 jets escorted the flight from Katowice to Athens as it entered Greek airspace from North Macedonia. Prior to this the aircraft was escorted by Hungarian war planes.
flight was running late
Greek police spokeswoman Constantia Demoglido said the flight was delayed by about 2.5 hours. The passengers were safely disembarked after receiving the news of a bomb. Thereafter the aircraft was inspected.
Information about bomb received on phone
Katowice airport official Piotr Adamjic said that while the flight was passing through Slovakia, he received a warning on the phone that there was a bomb. He said- After the take-off of the flight, a call was received at the Airport Information Center. The caller said there might be a bomb on the flight. We immediately contacted Air Traffic Control. ATC informed the pilot, after which the flight was landed. Although who made this call, its information has not been received.