A British Airways flight bound for London was held on the tarmac in Paris this morning and surrounded by police amid security fears.
Police confirm a search of the aircraft found no threat and the alert was lifted. "We will continue on to London Heathrow".
A spokesman for Charles de Gaulle airport said the search was instigated by customs officials and was routine.
Bomb disposal squad, sniffer dogs and fire tender were pushed in as soon as the threat was made.
At around 11.10am, a British Airways spokeswoman confirmed the flight had taken off.
Flight BA0303 was due to leave Charles de Gaulle airport at 7.25 but was evacuated on the tarmac.
One passenger on the plane said it was surrounded by dozens of armed officers and firefighters.Читайте также: Oracle Corporation (ORCL) - Jefferies Maintains Rating And Raises Price Target
He continued: "I believe the intention is to return to the same plane assuming the search is all clear".
Mr Anderson told Express.co.uk: "Initially the pilot told us there were technical issues".
'We were waiting on the plane for around an hour.
Authorities later cleared the flight for takeoff after completing security checks, the French national police said.
"They needed to make sure everybody and everything has been searched".
British Airways has assured passengers they will be able to board another flight later today.
British Airways while regretted for the inconvenience faced by the passengers, they emphasised that security of the passengers is their top priority. "We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so".
The incident follows Friday's terror attack on Parsons Green station in west London.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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