Officials say two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. were diverted because of threats on Tuesday night. One plane landed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The other landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Both planes have been cleared.
Two Air France flights flying from the U.S. to Paris were diverted to airfields in Utah and Canada Tuesday night due to anonymous threats.
The airline confirmed that a bomb threat prompted it to interrupt Air France Flight 65 headed from Los Angeles to Paris and divert it to Salt Lake City.
Meanwhile, Air France said it also diverted its Flight 55 that departed from Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C., for Paris and redirected it to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, because of a similar threat.
Both planes were later cleared to fly by authorities.
In Salt Lake City, passengers were seen exiting the giant Airbus A380 plane and the FBI and airport police began investigating, according to local station KSL-TV.