No threat found on both diverted flights from US to Paris

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A search has turned up nothing threatening on either of the two Air France flights that were diverted last night because of anonymous threats that were phoned in after the planes took off from U.S. airports, bound for Paris.

Emergency vehicles are parked near an Air France plane that was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Officials said two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. had to be diverted because of anonymous threats issued after they took off, but both planes landed safely. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
Emergency vehicles are parked near an Air France plane that was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)

Air France says one flight that took off from Los Angeles was diverted to Salt Lake City. Another flight from Dulles International Airport outside Washington was diverted to Halifax on Canada’s East Coast.

The FBI says U.S. authorities investigated and found no credible threat. And the Royal Canadian Mounted Police say investigators found no evidence of an explosive device after they searched the plane and luggage in Halifax.

The flight that was diverted to Salt Lake City took off again after midnight. The one in Canada was postponed until this evening.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments are closed.