Passengers held at Prague Airport after bomb threat on UK flight

A UK flight from Manchester to Prague was met by police upon landing after a bomb threat was discovered in the lavatory

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 17.12.2018 10:02:00 (updated on 17.12.2018) Reading time: 1 minute

A Jet2 flight from Manchester to Prague yesterday afternoon was met by police upon landing at 16:30 after a bomb threat was discovered in a lavatory.

The “threatening note”, which local sources have identified as a drawing of a bomb, was reportedly found on the lavatory door.

Passengers were held at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport until around 22:00 while police conducted an examination of the plane and individual interviews with those on board.

“Everything seemed normal during the flight,” one passenger told the Manchester Evening News.

“We were just told the flush was broken and we should use the toilets at the back of the plane.”

“As soon as we landed the captain said someone had left a threatening note in a toilet and we were not to move and had to leave everything on the plane.”

But a thorough police investigation of the plane and luggage found no evidence of a bomb.

“Police at Prague Airport checked the potential bomb threat on board the aircraft,” the official Czech Police Twitter handle reported.

“After a safe landing, the aircraft was handled by the police pyrotechnics unit, and the passengers were gradually released to the airport after disembarking. There was no damage to property, or danger to life or health.”

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