Tag: Air France

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Idi Amin’s Son: ‘My Dream is to Meet Entebbe Victims’ Families to Apologize’

Jaffar Amin, the son of Uganda despot Idi Amin, was only 10 years old when Israeli commandos stormed the old terminal in Entebbe, rescuing the passengers of a hijacked Air France flight brought by the Palestinian and German terrorists to the African country. But he remembers the next morning and the reactions from his classmates well.

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Air France Stewardesses Rebel Over Tehran’s Forced Headscarf Plan

A demand by Tehran that Air France stewardesses wear headscarves while in Iran has been met with a firm ‘non’ by staff at the French national carrier. The airline resumes flights to Iran’s capital later this month after the relaxation of sanctions

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Hellfire Missile Sent to Europe for Training Found in Cuba

A Hellfire missile intended for a European training exercise was somehow delivered to Cuba in 2014. The Wall Street Journal describes it as “a loss of sensitive military technology that ranks among the worst known incidents of its kind.”

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San Francisco-Paris Flight Diverted After Threat: Air France

An Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris was diverted to Montreal “as a precaution” after an “anonymous threat,” the airline told AFP on Tuesday. Flight AF083 from San Francisco to the main Paris airport of Charles de Gaulle

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West on High Alert as Bomb Threats Force Flight Landings, Evacuations

Two Air France planes were diverted and grounded due to bomb threats on Tuesday night. USA Today reports that one plane, Air France Flight 65, was inbound to Los Angeles from Paris, and was diverted to Salt Lake City. The other was Flight 55 flying from Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. to Paris, and was diverted to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Air France Flight from LAX Diverted After Threat

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that Air France flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) was diverted to Salt Lake City Tuesday evening after a bomb threat was received, KABC reports.

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Two Air France Flights to Paris Diverted After Bomb Threats

Two Air France flights en route to Paris from the United States were diverted on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and hundreds of passengers and crew were safely removed, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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NYC-Bound Air France Flight Escorted by Fighter Jets After ‘Chemical Weapons Threat’

Air France Flight 22 has landed at John F. Kennedy airport in New York after being accompanied overseas by U.S. fighter jets. A phoned-in “chemical weapons” threat has emergency personnel on edge, and the flight is currently being searched for explosives in the “hijack site” of the airport, assigned to planes suspected of carrying a weapon.