Flight to Krakow force-lands in Berlin after bomb alert

A false bomb alert forced a Sunday Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow in south Poland into an emergency landing in Berlin, the French AFP news agency reported on Monday morning.

Quoting Berlin police, AFP wrote that the alarm proved false. The agency said the machine's passengers continued their flight in another aircraft.

"Police investigations of the plane revealed no threats," the Berlin police spokesperson told AFP.

The aircraft with 160 people on board touched down in Berlin at 8:08 pm, and was immediately surrounded by police and firefighting vehicles.

In July, a similar bomb alarm forced a Ryanair machine on the same route to emergency-land in London. The alarm also proved false.

Police in Krakow have launched inquiries into the incident. Police spokesmen have told PAP that those responsible for the false alarm could face an 8-year prison term.