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British Airways plane evacuated after threat

17 September 2017, 03:53 | Charlene Valdez

Armed police individually searched all the passengers while sniffer dogs checked the aircraft

Armed police individually searched all the passengers while sniffer dogs checked the aircraft

A spokesman for Aeroports de Paris said an incident "linked to security" had led staff to evacuate the 130 passengers onboard Heathrow-bound flight BA303.

An additional security check and evacuation of a British Airways plane at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris was caused by a false alert, French radio Franceinfo reported Sunday. Now hold luggage being searched by dogs'.

It is believed the plane was due to land in London Heathrow at 7.45 this morning.

'The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically.

The plane remains on the ground and is yet to depart.

Travellers had waited on the plane for about an hour, at first being told there were "technical issues".

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

He posted: "On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles". They're being extremely thorough and we're being escorted by armed officers'.

"They need to make sure everybody and everything has been searched".

In a statement, British Airways said the flight was due to take off soon, but did not provide a time.

"The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority", a British Airways spokesperson told the Independent.

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

The UK terror threat level was raised from
severe to critical on Friday following the terror attack at Parsons Green Tube station.

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Dover on Saturday in connection with the attack.

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