Fighter jets are scrambled after a bomb threat aboard a Ryanair flight to Greece

Fighter jets were scrambled on Sunday after news emerged that a bomb had exploded on a Ryanair flight to Greece.

Two Greek F-16s escorted a Ryanair flight from Katowice in Poland as a precaution after a bomb threat was reported on the flight, according to Greece’s Defense Ministry.

The plane, with more than 190 people on board, landed safely at 5:40 pm local time at Athens International Airport.

The Greek news agency said that firefighters and police surrounded the plane shortly after it landed in a remote area of ​​the airport, and the bomb squad searched it.

Passengers were removed from the plane and searched along with their baggage and the plane itself.

The Greek Ministry of Defense reported to AFP that two fighter jets intercepted the plane belonging to the economic airline as it entered Greek airspace over North Macedonia.

It was previously escorted by aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force.

The source of the bomb threat has not been determined.

The warning was said to have been issued shortly after the plane departed from Poland.

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