Passengers on the AF865 flight from Chad’s capital N’Djamena which landed at Charles de Gaulle airport In Paris on Thursday were evacuated in an emergency action.The Air France flight was escorted by a French Air Force Rafale fighter plane as a result of an anonymous threat reported by pilot. The plane “landed at a ‘bomb point'”, a special place at airports designated for this sort of event. The French government said in a statement that the plane landed “without incident” at 4:01pm local time (10:01 a.m. ET) and was “isolated” and “taken over by authorities.” Several hours after the incident, the French Interior Miniser Gerald Darmanin said that fears an explosive device might be onboard proved to be false. Searches of the plane found nothing.
Authorities are investigating the incident. A bomb threat is defined as a threat to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists. All such announcements are considered serious. Special procedures are well established and the personal is prepared to act properly. Bomb threats may be motivated by political or religious ideologies. Most bomb threats are false alarms. There are more bomb threats than incidents.77