Easyjet flight to London diverted over 'suspicious conversation'

The 151 passengers on board disembarked the plane using emergency slides

Saturday 10 June 2017 22:43
The Easyjet flight was on its way to London (file photo)
The Easyjet flight was on its way to London (file photo)

An EasyJet flight to London has made an unscheduled stop in Germany after the pilot became concerned about a suspicious conversation on board.

The plane coming from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana landed at Cologne-Bonn airport at about 6.30pm local time (4.30pm GMT) Saturday.

Airport authorities said in a statement that the 151 passengers on board disembarked the plane using emergency slides and were taken to a transit gate where they were checked by police.

German news agency dpa reports that police also destroyed a piece of baggage that couldn't be assigned to anybody on board.

Take-offs and landings were suspended for three hours, causing 10 flights to be diverted to other airports and delays to over a dozen more.

The flight was bound for Stansted Airport in Essex, around 40 miles from central London, according to Cambridge News.

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