Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Passengers taken off BA flight in Paris security scare

Passengers taken off BA flight in Paris security scare

Paris: Police said a security alert on a British Airways plane in Paris on Sunday was a false alarm.

A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris yesterday due to a bomb scare, but was later cleared for take-off after a four-hour delay.

Mr Anderson, 20, said armed officers are searching passengera and luggage with sniffer dogs. The flight was scheduled to land at London Heathrow at 7:45 AM U.K. local time.

Flight number BA0303 was held on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am United Kingdom time this morning.

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He added: "Apparently an individual has made a direct threat to this aircraft".

Flight BA303 was due to take off for London when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on the tarmac, reports the Guardian.

After an initial search was given the all clear, passengers are being put through X-rays and body scanners by armed officers.

According to express.co.uk, initially the pilot informed the passengers about a technical issue and said they had to move to the other part of the airport.

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'The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically'.

'We were told they are also now searching the aircraft with dogs'.

As reported by the Independent, a spokesperson for British Airways said in a statement that their top priority is always the safety and security of both their customers and the airline crew.

'We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so'. Prime Minister Theresa May later announced that the threat level has been raised to its highest, 'critical'.

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