On Tuesday, November 17, two planes were cleared of passengers and staff and were cancelled due to bomb threats.

The two planes in question were with the Air France airline, and according to the FBI no credible threats were found on the planes. The planes were supposed to be flying to Charles de Gualle in Paris from Washington D.C., Dulles International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

The planes were forced to perform an emergency landing after receiving the bomb threats.

The plane en route from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle in Paris made an emergency landing at the Salt Lake City International Airport at 7 p.m.

The other plane going from Washington D.C. to Paris emergency landed in Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia.


On Tuesday evening Air France officials confirmed that both the planes were diverted “as a precautionary measure” due to two anonymous bomb threats.

All passengers and luggage were evacuated from the flights as they emergency landed. “Local authorities are carrying out complete inspections of the aircraft, the passengers and their luggage. An investigation will be led by authorities to determine the cause of the telephone call,” a statement from Air France read.

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