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2 Air France Flights Bound For Paris Diverted After Bomb Threats

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 18/11/2015 Dominique Mosbergen
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Two Paris-bound Air France airliners were reportedly diverted Tuesday night after bomb threats.

Air France told ABC News that both flights were ordered grounded after takeoff based on the threats. Passengers were safely evacuated.

AF55, an Air France flight from Washington, D.C., to Paris with 298 people on board, was diverted to Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to CBC News. A spokesperson for the airport said passengers were "exiting the plane," which had landed safely. Kelland Sundahl, a CBC journalist, said fire crews had arrived at the scene.

A second Air France plane, carrying 497 people from Los Angeles to Paris, also was grounded Tuesday night. That plane, AF65, reportedly landed safely in Salt Lake City.

KSL.com reporter Nicole Vowell said the diversion was "due to a bomb threat." She added that "airport police [and] multiple agencies" surrounded the airliner.

This is a developing story. 

 

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