Bomb scare on Ryanair flight to Dublin after note found in toilet

Bomb scare on Ryanair flight to Dublin after note found in toilet

A RYANAIR flight from Krakow to Dublin was forced to make a precautionary landing after a note was discovered claiming there were explosives on board.

The 'bomb note' was reportedly found in one of the plane's toilets, and the flight was diverted to Stansted Airport where Essex Police officers carried out checks.

Two RAF Typhoon Jets were scrambled to escort the plane, which landed at about 6.40pm on Monday.

After it touched down, the plane was reportedly surrounded by police, and passengers were quickly evacuated.

Fire engines and ambulances were also spotted on the runway.

"The captain followed procedure by alerting the UK authorities and diverted to the nearest airport (Stansted) where the plane landed normally, but was taxied to a remote stand where passengers disembarked safely," a Ryanair spokesperson said in a statement.

"The aircraft and passengers are being checked by the UK police who will decide when they may travel onwards to Dublin on a spare aircraft," the spokesperson added.

"Passengers in Dublin waiting to depart to Krakow are being transferred to a spare aircraft to minimise any delay to their flight."

Essex Police said: "We have now safely brought off all the passengers from the plane. The plane remains in an isolated area at Stansted and our enquiries are ongoing."