British Airways flight at Paris Charles de Gaulle evacuated over safety fears
Sep 18 2017
A British Airways jet was evacuated Sunday at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris because of a "direct threat", officials said.
While the flight was scheduled to leave at 7:25 AM local time, passengers were told to evacuate shortly prior to takeoff due to a "direct threat" made against the French airport.
Dozens of armed officers and firefighters surrounded the plane headed to London'sHeathrow Airport Sunday after they received a "security alert", a spokesman for France's national gendarme service said. And it was then the police and fire officials surrounded the plane on the tarmac.