No bomb on Berlin-Egypt flight diverted to Hungary

No bomb on Berlin-Egypt flight diverted to Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police said Monday no explosives have been found aboard an Egypt-bound plane that made an unscheduled landing in Hungary because of a bomb threat.

Police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs told The Associated Press on Monday that "no explosives or explosive devices" were found on the plane, which took off from Berlin & was heading to the Egyptian beach resort of Hurghada.

Germany's Condor Airlines said its flight DE490 "made an unscheduled diversion to Budapest" after an "unspecific threat made by phone."

p>The plane was escorted into Hungarian airspace by a pair of fighter jets of the Hungarian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said, & landed at Liszt Ferenc Airport shortly before noon local time (1100 GMT) Monday.

Condor said 133 passengers & seven crew members were safe & the company was sending another aircraft to Budapest to take the passengers to their destination.

Earlier, while the plane, passengers & luggage were still being inspected, Csiszer-Kovacs said police were following "established protocol" for what she said was "not an extraordinary situation."

Police said operations at the airport were not affected by the unexpected landing.

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Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report.

Source: “Associated Press”