Bomb threat on Swedish plane was false: police

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Bomb threat on Swedish plane: police

Stockholm (AFP) - A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane carrying 72 people from London to Stockholm was on Friday diverted to Gothenburg and the passengers evacuated, due to a bomb threat which turned out to be false, police said.

After landing at Gothenburg's Landvetter airport at 10:00 am, the plane was parked and a bomb squad was called to search the aircraft.

"The technical examination finished at 2:45 pm (1345 GMT), and no dangerous objects were found on board," police said in a statement.

The bomb threat was called in to air traffic controllers while the plane was in the air, police spokesman Stefan Gustafsson told AFP.

All air traffic to and from the airport was interrupted because of the bomb scare, but departing flights were later resumed, a spokeswoman for Landvetter said.

Landvetter is Sweden's second-biggest airport, registering around six million passengers in 2015.