Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated over 'bomb' comment

Incident came just hours after fake bomb sparked alert at Old Trafford

A Ryanair flight from Oslo to Manchester was evacuated last night after two passengers were thought to have used the word "bomb" in a row.

Authorities were alerted just before the flight took off at Rygge airport in Norway. Two passengers were taken in for questioning after their behaviour caused suspicion. 

A bomb squad searched the plane but found no suspicious device. Norwegian police said an investigation had concluded the situation was a "misunderstanding".

The incident came just hours after Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium was evacuated over a fake bomb. 

Police in Manchester said the "incredibly lifelike" device, which caused the club's final Premier League game of the season to be abandoned, had been used in a training exercise involving explosive search dogs.