Bomb scare sees passengers evacuated off flight from Manchester after ‘threatening note’ was found on-board as it flew to Prague
- Flight left Manchester Airport this afternoon and landed in Prague in the evening
- 30 minutes before arrival, a toilet cubicle near front was locked by flight staff
- The captain later revealed that a threatening note was found inside the cubicle
Passengers on a flight from Manchester to Prague were evacuated after touching down because a ‘threatening note’ was found in a toilet cubicle on-board the plane.
The bomb scare prompted police to ground the flight for more than four hours as they looked through bags and interviewed passengers.
A woman on-board revealed that a toilet cubicle at the front of the Jet2 plane was locked around 30 minutes before landing.
Passengers on-board a flight from Manchester to Prague were evacuated after touching down because of a bomb threat
Upon arrival, the captain told holidaymakers about the note that had been found by staff.
Passengers were held at Prague Airport due to a bomb threat on a flight from Manchester.
Beth Parkinson, 26, who is currently stuck at Prague Airport along with hundreds of others, told the Manchester Evening News about her experience on the flight.
She was travelling to Prague with her partner Paul when the drama unfolded after the plane landed.
Beth said: ‘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.
‘It was a lot calmer than I would have thought actually. Everyone was looking around but it was quite orderly.
The passengers were held for four hours and interviewed by police after a threatening note wa found in a toilet cubicle on the aircraft
‘We got off the plane in about 10 minutes but then we were waiting on a bus to the terminal for around. We’ve been waiting inside the airport for about four hours since then. They’ve given us water, tea and biscuits but nobody from Jet2 is here.
‘We don’t know what the threat was. And we haven’t been told anything.’
The Jet2 flight LS887 left Manchester Airport this afternoon and landed in Prague at around 6.30pm local time.
In a tweet, officials from Prague Airport confirmed that the disruption was caused by a bomb scare.
They wrote: ‘Hello, @PolicieCZ checked the aircraft because of potential bomb threat. At the moment all cabin baggage need to be checked, estimated time is after 10 pm. Please contact handling employees on site for further information. Thank you.’
A second tweet said: ‘Update: All checks are finished with negative results. The flight back to Manchester will be operated by backup aircraft around midnight.
‘Departing PAX should contact their handling agents in the gate for additional info.’