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Police give all clear after British Airways plane searched in Paris

British Airways flight held on runway at airport in Paris over security threat Passengers have been asked to step off the plan
Stacy Diaz | 17 September, 2017, 15:09

A spokesman for Charles de Gaulle airport said the search was instigated by customs officials and was routine.

Police and fire engines have surrounded a British Airways flight on the tarmac of Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris as a result of a security threat. "Extremely calm and composed, handled the situation wonderfully".

According to, initially the pilot informed the passengers about a technical issue and said they had to move to the other part of the airport.

"We will all be led off the aircraft and baggage searched in due course".

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

A false security alarm delayed on Sunday a British Airways plane at Paris' worldwide airport.

Sniffer dogs have also begun searching luggage. We were waiting on the plane for around an hour.

'That's when we noticed police and fire vehicles quickly surrounded the plane and dozens of armed officers and firefighters got out.

Police and firefighters have surrounded the flight, which was heading to Heathrow.

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

TWITTERBritish Airways terror fears: The plane has been held on the tarmac of a Paris airport Everybody's been individually searched by armed officers and given all clear.

British Airways confirmed the incident aboard its flight and said it conducted additional security checks as a precaution.

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.

"We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so".

The security alert comes amid heightened tensions in the United Kingdom in the wake of the failed bomb plot on a District Line train at Parsons Green on Friday.