Air France confirms that flights AF065 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and AF055 en route from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) were subjects of anonymous threats received by telephone after their respective take-offs. As a precautionary measure and to conduct all necessary security checks, Air France, applying the safety regulations in force, decided to request the landings of both aircraft.
Flight AF065 has landed in Salt Lake City (SLC) at 7.15pm local time and flight AF055 has landed in Halifax (YHZ) at 10.27pm local time.
Local authorities have carried out complete inspections of the aircraft, the passengers and their luggage, confirming a false alert.
An investigation will be led by the authorities to identify the source of the telephone call.
Due to crew flight time limits regulations, AF055 has been postponed to Wednesday November 18 and renumbered AF4093, departing at 7.00pm, local time. Estimated arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle at 6.00am on November 19th. Passengers have been accommodated in Halifax.
In Salt Lake City, Delta's teams were mobilized to assist our passengers. AF065 took off from Salt Lake City to Paris at 0.29am local time and is estimated time to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle at 5.37pm, local time.
Air France sincerely regrets the inconvenience and delay caused to its customers and reiterates that its sole priority is to ensure the safety of its passengers.