Pilot diverts EasyJet flight to London over suspicious talk

There has been a reported bomb threat against a Stansted-bound plane

There has been a reported bomb threat against a Stansted-bound plane

The 151 passengers flown safely the Easy Jet Airbus 319 using emergency exits, with police forces conducting security checks on the aircraft and collecting deposits from passengers, the airport authorities said in a statement.

A backpack was blown up and a witness said two men were led away from the aircraft in handcuffs.

An easyJet flight made an unplanned landing and its passengers were evacuated down emergency chutes after the pilot learned of a "suspicious conversation".

Passengers have been evacuated from a UK-bound plane via emergency slides after concerns over an onboard conversation that included "terrorist content".

"The safety of easyJet passengers and crew is our highest priority", the company said in a statement.

A backpack belonging to the suspects was inspected outside the aircraft with no explosives found however, said the police.

A spokesman for the police in Cologne told BILD: "We take the situation very seriously, but cannot confirm that there was a concrete terror suspicion".

An Easyjet flight from Slovenia to Stansted Airport has been diverted to a German airport due to a bomb threat against the aircraft.

"We thank passengers for their understanding", she said.

An easyJet plane stands at Cologne-Bonn airport, in Cologne Germany, after a conversation during a flight to London prompted the pilot to make an unscheduled stop.

A German police spokesman said they were being investigated on suspicion they were preparing to carry out "a serious violent crime that could have jeopardised the state". Mobile phones taken from the men were still being examined, the police spokesman said.

The spokesman said passengers had to undergo a check after landing.

All the passengers had been given a hotel for the night and were flown back this morning.

This May 28, 2008, file photo shows an easyJet passenger plane departing from Schoenefeld airport in Berlin, Germany.

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