An easyJet flight en route from Ljubljana to London Stansted has been diverted to Cologne after passengers overheard three men discussing “terrorist matters.”
London-bound easyJet flight diverted Saturday night after passengers heard men discussing “terrorist activities”https://t.co/6qULpE8V7H— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 11, 2017
The pilot made the decision to make an unscheduled stop after crew were informed that fellow travellers overheard the men using words such as “bomb” and “explosive.”
The three men are being questioned and Federal police carried out a controlled explosion on a piece of their luggage.
EasyJet flight from Slovenia to Stansted diverted to Germany and luggage item blown up after “suspicious conversation’‘ on board. pic.twitter.com/s7sDlB6xjL— Heart London News (@HeartLondonNews) June 11, 2017
Local law enforcement evacuated the 151 passengers from the Airbus A 319 using emergency slides and carried out security checks.
Investigations are continuing.