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No explosive device found on board in evacuated Air France flight, says Government of France

Byeditorial

Jun 3, 2021

(CNN) – No explosive device was found aboard Air France flight AF865, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday.

“End of the intervention, no explosive device was found on board the Air France plane with the N’Djamena-Paris route,” Darmanin wrote in a tweet.

“Thanks to all the services that were mobilized,” added the French official.

What happened to the Air France flight?

Earlier, passengers on the flight that arrived in Paris were evacuated after a suspected explosive device was reported on board the plane, the French government said in a statement.

According to the statement, the flight landed at Paris’ Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport from the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, “without incident” at 4:01 pm local (10:01 am ET) and was “isolated.”

Air France confirmed that flight AF865 was “escorted by a French Air Force fighter plane” as a result of an “anonymous threat”.