Ryanair flight from Dublin to Poland grounded after bomb threat

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Ryanair Flight From Dublin To Poland Grounded After Bomb Threat
The plane arrived in Berlin at around 7pm Irish time last night. According to German paper Bild, there was a bomb threat on board the plane. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images
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A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow had to make an emergency landing in Germany following a potential security threat on board.

The plane arrived in Berlin at around 7pm Irish time last night. According to German paper Bild, there was a bomb threat on board the plane.

Authorities in the German capital said was no danger detected following checks. Ryanair confirmed the grounding in a statement to the Irish Examiner.

“The crew on a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow FR1901 yesterday were notified by German ATC of a potential security threat on board. The captain followed procedures and diverted to the nearest airport, Berlin.

“The aircraft landed safely and passengers were offloaded to facilitate extensive security checks of passengers and all baggage.

“Once cleared by German authorities, passengers travelled onwards to Krakow on a spare Ryanair aircraft after a delay on the ground of approx. 7 hrs.

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“Return passengers from Krakow to Dublin travelled on a spare aircraft, with a delay of less than 15 mins."

“The Ryanair plane that made an emergency landing reported an air emergency and was therefore immediately given a landing permit at BER,” airport spokesman Jan-Peter Haack told Bild on Sunday evening.

“It is now in a parking position. The federal police and fire brigade are there.”

Emergency landing

It is reported that there were around 160 passengers on board. Ryanair apologised to affected passengers for the delay, saying it was “outside the airline’s control.”

Last year, another Dublin-Krakow flight was diverted due to a similar threat.

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