According to latest reports, the French police have cleared one of two Air France flights, bound for Paris, from the U.S., that had to be diverted, on Tuesday night, because of anonymous threats received after the flights had taken off.
Earlier reports said that, Two Air France flights, en route to Paris from the United States, were diverted because of bomb threats on Tuesday. The two airplanes landed safely following which, crew and passengers were removed safely.
Flight 65, headed for Paris from Los Angeles, was diverted to Salt Lake City after a bomb threat was called in from the ground, a U.S. government official said. Security officers searched the plane that landed in Salt Lake City and rendered it safe, Salt Lake City Airport Police Chief Craig Vargo said.
Air France Flight 55 enroute Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from Washington’s Dulles International Airport landed at an airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“Several law enforcement agencies are working … to determine the nature of the threats which caused the aircraft to divert,” FBI Special Agent Todd Palmer of the Salt Lake City division said, according to CNN.
NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said no U.S. military aircraft were scrambled in either incident.