Air France Flight From Chad Searched After Bomb Threat

By Reuters
June 3, 2021Franceshare
Air France Flight From Chad Searched After Bomb Threat
Air France Boeing 777 planes sit on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of CCP virus in France, on May 25, 2020. (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

PARIS—French authorities in Paris are searching an Air France airplane that arrived from Chad following an anonymous threat about a possible explosive device on board, officials said on Thursday.

Air France said in a statement that following the threat, Air France Flight AF865 from N’Djamena to Paris had been escorted by a French Air Force fighter plane and had landed at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin said in a tweet that due to the suspected presence of an explosive device aboard the plane, an investigation had been started.

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