A flight from Slovenia to London which stopped over in Cologne, Germany was grounded after three British men who were engaged in a terror talk forced flight officials to invite security operatives who got them arrested.
According to police in Cologne, Germany, where the flight was diverted, the men, aged 31, 38 and 48 who were later released, were searched, but security officials could not find any evidence that they were plotting a terror attack.
“EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY3246 from Ljubljana to London Stansted diverted to Cologne on the 10 June,” the airline said in a statement. “The captain took the decision as a precaution to enable the aircraft to go through additional security checks in Cologne where the aircraft was met by the police.”
“We thank passengers for their understanding,” EasyJet said in the statement. “The safety of easyJet’s passengers and crew is our highest priority.”
According to police, the situation began when a female passenger overheard a conversation between the men on the flight suggesting they were planning an attack which turned out to be just a harmless banter.
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