Two Greek F-16s escorted a Ryanair plane from Katowice (Poland) to Athens as a precaution after a bomb threat was reported on the flight, a Greek defense ministry source said on Sunday. The aircraft, with more than 190 people on board, landed safely shortly before 4 p.m. GMT (5 p.m. in Paris) at Athens International Airport and was inspected by deminers, the official agency said. Greek ANA.
The two fighter-bombers intercepted the airliner as it entered Greek airspace above North Macedonia, the same source told AFP. He had previously been escorted on sight by Hungarian Air Force jets. The airliner was met at a remote location at Athens airport for inspection by a bomb disposal team. The origin of the bomb threat has not yet been specified.