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An Air France flight was evacuated over a bomb scare at Charles de Gaulle Airport yesterday.
Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior of France, tweeted: “At the request of the Prime Minister, the interministerial crisis unit was opened, following a suspicion of the presence on board of an explosive device on an Air France Ndjamena – Paris flight. “
During Air France flight AF865 from N’Djamena (Chad) to Paris Charles de Gaulle, the Boeing 787-9 operating the service received word of a bomb threat. Air Force spokesperson told the AFP that the pilot made the air traffic control aware that the bomb threat was received over the radio during the flight.
According to a Twitter post by France’s Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin, the plane landed at Charles de Gaulle airport without incident at 16:01 local time and was immediately isolated. According to AFP News Agency, there was no bomb on board, but the threat is currently being investigated.