Plane lands safely at Athens airport after bomb warning

Plane lands safely at Athens airport after bomb warning

A Ryanair flight from Katowice, Poland has landed safely in Athens, after a call warning there was a bomb on board.

The flight, FR 6385, landed at 5.40 pm local time (1540 GMT) at Athens International Airport, more than two hours after its scheduled arrival time of 3.25 pm. It departed Katowice at 2.14 pm local (1314 GMT) instead of its original departure time of 12.05 pm (1105 GMT).

Firefighters and police have surrounded the plane.

The passengers deplaned and will be are being searched. The plane and luggage will be inspected separately.

Two Greek Air Force F-16 fighters escorted the plane across Greek space.

A warning about the bomb is said to have been made soon after the plane departed Katowice.

Airport authorities have not responded to inquiries so far, a little over an hour after the landing.

The flight is being operated by Buzz, formerly Ryanair Sun, a Polish subsidiary of Ryanair’s.

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