British Airways plane evacuated in security threat at Paris airport


"On British Airways Flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles", Anderson wrote.

Police and firefighters checked a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport Sunday morning after reports of a security threat but authorities determined it was a false alarm.

One passenger said that those on board the plane were told there had been a "direct threat" to the aircraft. "We will continue on to London Heathrow", he tweeted.

Anderson told CNN they had not received any further updates from officials but that passengers were re-boarding the aircraft.

British Airways wrote on its website: "We're very sorry, this flight has been delayed significantly".

Airport officials told the media that the threat was made about 10 minutes before the London bound British Airport flight BA303 was due to take off.

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

He continued: "I believe the intention is to return to the same plane assuming the search is all clear".

'The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically'. They're being extremely thorough and we're being escorted by armed officers'.

The flight eventually took off three hours later after security checks.

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