(SALT LAKE CITY) — Two Air France planes were diverted Tuesday night after reports of bomb scares, the airline said in a statement.
Flight AF055 from Washington, D.C., to Paris and AF065 from Los Angeles were the subject of “anonymous threats after their respective take-offs,” according to Air France.
“As a precautionary measure and to conduct all necessary safety checks,” the flights landed in Halifax and Salt Lake City, respectively.
“An investigation will be led by the authorities to identify the source of the telephone call,” the airline said.
The passengers on the flights were safe.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia (RCMPNS) released a tweet, saying, “Searches of plane and luggage concluded. No explosive device found.”
Meanwhile, Air France confirmed Flight AF065, which landed in Salt Lake City, has departed and is in route to Paris Charles-De-Gaulle airport.
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