Charles de Gaulle

BA flight in Paris gets extra security checks after threat

Police and firefighters checked a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport Sunday morning after reports of a security threat but authorities determined it was a false alarm.

One passenger on the plane said it was surrounded by dozens of armed officers and firefighters.

James Anderson, a 20-year-old entrepreneur on the flight from Paris to London's Heathrow Airport, told The Associated Press that the pilot initially told passengers there were technical issues. After about an hour, he said passengers were told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport and that's when security officers surrounded the plane.

"The pilot...

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