Air France jets in emergency landings after bomb threats



    Air France jets in emergency landings after bomb threats

    Nov 18, Paris: Two Air France planes flying to Paris from Washington and Los Angeles were diverted to Halifax and Salt Lake City due to unspecified threats.  All passengers have been evacuated.

    One of the jets carried out an emergency landing in Salt Lake City after it took off from Los Angeles on Tuesday. The other plane, Air France 055, carrying 289 passengers and crew on board diverted and landed safely in Halifax, Canada.

    Police and the FBI now investigating, the airport said. The US Federal Aviation Administration said all passengers were safe.

    Bomb fears prompted police in Hanover, Germany to call off a football match between Germany and the Netherlands two hours before game time on Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to attend the game.

    One of Friday's targets was outside a Paris stadium where France were playing Germany in a friendly football.

    Meanwhile, investigators on Wednesday were looking for a second assailant on the run from the Paris attacks, the French prosecutor's office said.

    AFP reported a video reportedly showing the man with two brothers - Brahim and Salah Abdeslam - who have been linked to the deadly assault. The newspaper Le Monde quoted witnesses saying three people were in the car that was used to attack restaurants and bars on Friday.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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