A flight from Paris to Beijing made a half-turn after a false alarm “terrorist”

An Air China flight that connected Paris to Beijing and did a u-turn Thursday, 30 minutes after takeoff, the victim of a false alarm due to a misunderstanding between a passenger stayed on the ground and the chinese company, indicated to the AFP the Delegation from the prefecture of the paris airports. Air China had announced on Thursday afternoon that the flight CA876, which had taken off at 12h59 (10H59 GMT) from the airport Charles-de-Gaulle airport, had to make a u-turn due to a warning of “terrorist”. “For security reasons, the flight CA876 returned to Paris where he has landed safely”, said the chinese company on the social networks.

This false alarm is due to a misunderstanding between a passenger stayed on the ground and the company, explained to AFP the Delegation from the prefecture of the paris airports. “A passenger delayed by a parcel abandoned at the airport of Roissy phoned the company saying that there was a bomb in the terminal and his interlocutor understood that there was a bomb aboard the aircraft,” said this source.

An investigation has been opened by the public prosecutor of Bobigny and the man – an Australian, according to a source close to the investigation – has been taken into custody, according to the same source. “The plane landed at charles de gaulle airport at 13h55. He makes a half-turn after 30 minutes of flight only,” added the delegation from the prefecture. All of the passengers of that Boeing 787 will soon be in a flight to Beijing on Thursday to 21: 00, added this source.

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