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Bomb alert reported on Ryanair flight from Poland to Greece

In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, a Ryanair plane takes off from Dublin Airport. (AFP Photo/Paul Faith)
In this file photo taken on September 21, 2017, a Ryanair plane takes off from Dublin Airport. (AFP Photo/Paul Faith)

Greek warplanes scramble to escort a Ryanair flight from Poland to Greece with over 190 people on board after a bomb alert was reported to authorities, a Defense Ministry source says.

Two F-16 jets were dispatched to escort the flight, from Katowice to Athens, as it entered Greek airspace from North Macedonia, the source tells AFP. The plane had earlier been escorted by Hungarian warplanes, the official adds.

The plane lands at an isolated location at Athens International Airport shortly before 1600 GMT and is under inspection by a bomb disposal team, state news agency ANA says.

It is not immediately clear who made the bomb claim.

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