Because of a bomb threat, a passenger plane with more than 200 people on board en route from Poland to London made an unscheduled landing in Paderborn.
According to the police, no suspicious objects were found during a search of the Airbus A321 of a Hungarian airline. Specially trained dogs were also used. The machine should continue to fly to its scheduled destination in London on Monday, a police spokeswoman said.
Airport reopened early in the morning
The airport was reopened early Monday morning. At seven o'clock, a plane from Paderborn in the direction of Munich started as scheduled, as an airport spokesman confirmed. The passengers and crew were taken to the airport building on Monday night, the police said. The 199 passengers and 7 crew members were later accommodated in hotels in the area, the airport spokesman said.
The police said there was no danger to them. According to the police, the reference to the bomb threat came from Polish air traffic control. The threat was received over the phone. The background was still unclear in the morning.
According to the police, the machine took off from Poznań, Poland, on Sunday evening and landed at Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport at around 10:05 p.m. on the instructions of the airline concerned.