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Ryanair flight grounded after bomb threat

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A Ryanair plane was at the centre of a security alert this morning
A Ryanair plane was at the centre of a security alert this morning

A Ryanair flight bound for Oslo was at the centre of a security scare this morning

Update: 10.07: 

A man has been detained in relation to the hoax call and the airport has re-opened.


A Ryanair plane has been involved in a security scare that led to the part-closure of an airport.

The incident was at Warsaw's Modlin airport in Poland where airport officials got an anonymous call that there was an explosive device on a Ryanair aircraft leaving later for Oslo.

The airport was closed to incoming flights while the aircraft, that had not yet been boarded, was searched.

Ryanair said airport officials believed it was a hoax call.

A Ryanair spokesman said: "Warsaw Modlin Airport received an anonymous call that there was an explosive device on a Ryanair aircraft due to take off from Modlin to Oslo at 8.40am local time.

"The airport security authorities ordered an immediate inspection of the aircraft (which hadn't yet boarded) and closed the airport to inbound arrivals as a security precaution."

The spokesman went on: "Warsaw Modlin believes this is a hoax call and expect the security sweep to confirm this fact. They expect to release the aircraft and reopen the airport shortly.

"Ryanair sincerely apologises to the customers of the outbound Oslo flight for any inconvenience caused by this hoax call."