Bomb threat on Ryanair flight as fighter jets swoop in on planes
A Ryanair flight from Poland was escorted to Athens by warplanes after a bomb threat.
Flight FR6385 from Katowice in Poland landed at El. Venizelos, Greece tonight.
The Boeing 737-800 was seen parked in a remote area of the airport after the pilot reported a serious in-flight threat.
An airport spokesman said: “All people are safe and well.” AirLive reported.
Hungarian warplanes were deployed to intercept the plane until it reached North Macedonia.
Hellenic Air Force F-16 fighters then escorted the airliner until it landed in Athens.
Police and firefighters surrounded the plane after it landed at a remote part of the airport and was inspected by the bomb squad, Greek news agency ANA reported.
Passengers were taken off the plane and searched, as were their luggage and the plane itself.
The Greek fighter jets intercepted the plane as it entered Greek airspace over North Macedonia, the Greek Defense Ministry said.
It’s unclear where the bomb threat came from, but it’s believed to have been shortly after the plane departed from Poland.
RyanAir has been contacted for comment.
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