Tamil Diplomat

‘Terror threat’ reported as 2 Air France flights from US to Paris forced into emergency landings

Two Air France planes flying to Paris from Washington and Los Angeles were forced to divert to Halifax and Salt Lake City respectively. All passengers have been evacuated, while reports said there were bomb threats and an unconfirmed hijacking attempt.

Air France confirmed in a statement that both flights AF055 and AF065 were diverted because they “were subjects of anonymous threats received after their respective take-offs.”