Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

British Airways plane to London evacuated at Paris airport 'over DIRECT THREAT'

British Airways plane to London evacuated at Paris airport 'over DIRECT THREAT'

James Anderson, 20, who was aboard the flight, praised the BA crew after returning to the aircraft.

'The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically. "Passengers in the care of airport personnel before re-embarking", it said.

In a series of tweets from James, he wrote: "On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles".

The flight had been scheduled to land in Heathrow at 7:45am local time, but is now expected at 11:05am.

Authorities later cleared the flight for takeoff after completing security checks, the French national police said.

Passengers were led off the plane and individually searched by armed officers, with luggage in the hold searched by dogs.

All those on the flight have since been searched by armed officers.

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He posted: "On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles". Now hold luggage being searched by dogs'.

'We were then told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport.

As reported by the Independent, a spokesperson for British Airways said in a statement that their top priority is always the safety and security of both their customers and the airline crew.

A second man was arrested over the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 30 people injured and resulted in an increase in the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical", police said on Sunday.

The airline stressed that the additional security checks had been carried out merely as a precaution and added they would never allow a flight to take off unless it was safe to do so.

This is a breaking news story.

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