British Airways plane held in Paris after ‘direct threat’
PARIS: A British Airways flight took off from Paris airport last night after being held on the tarmac and surrounded by police and fire vehicles because of a security threat.
Flight number BA0303 was stopped at Charles de Gaulle airport and surrounded by police and fire vehicles before the incident was declared a false alarm.
British traveller James Anderson, 20, tweeted a snap of the plane and security services.
He posted: “On British Airways flight BA0303, currently being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles.
“Apparently an individual has made a direct threat to this aircraft. We will all be led off the aircraft and baggage searched in due course.”
He later posted: “Everybody’s been individually searched by armed officers and given all clear. Now hold luggage being searched by dogs.”
British Airways said: “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority.
“We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so.”
Passengers exit the plane at Charles de Gaulle last night