Bomb scare grounds Polish plane

  • 19/11/2015

A plane carrying 161 passengers from Poland to Egypt has been forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Bulgaria because of a bomb scare.

The aircraft had been en route from Warsaw to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Thursday (local time) when one of the travellers, a man in his sixties, announced there were explosives on board.

"The plane made an emergency landing at Burgas airport at 5:45am after a passenger said there was a bomb on board," airport spokeswoman Kristina Neykova said.

The passengers were evacuated from the aircraft and Bulgarian security forces conducted an extensive search of the plane, she added.

The man who sparked the incident has been taken into custody.