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Air France plane makes emergency landing in Brazil

07-12-2010 08:22 BJT

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An Air France passenger jet has made an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil after a bomb threat.

Air France Flight 443 was heading from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on Saturday night when it was warned of the threat. All 405 passengers and 18 crew members were safely evacuated.

A spokesman for Air France in Brazil said the bomb threat was phoned in to Rio's international airport by a female voice about 30 minutes after take off.

The control tower, contacted the jet and the decision was made to land in Recife.

Authorities, haven't found ANY explosives and the jet is expected to be cleared to continue to Paris. Flight 443 was on the same route as an Air France jet that crashed last June off Brazil's northeastern coast, killing all 228 on board.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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