Officials say two Air France flight 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.
Air France said in a statement that one flight, from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport on Tuesday night. At about the same time a second flight took off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington and was diverted to Halifax on Canada’s East Coast.
Both planes landed without incident and the passengers were taken safely to terminals.
It was not yet clear whether either plane had been searched or anything had been found.
Salt Lake Airport officials said that plane had received a threat via phone. No further details were given on the threat to the other plane.
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.
No U.S. military aircraft were scrambled in either of the reported Air France incidents, NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said.