MIAMI – An inter-ministerial crisis unit has been set up in Paris due to suspicion of an explosive device on board an Air France (AF) Dreamliner.
According to an official statement issued by the French Government, the crisis unit was set up upon a request from France’s Prime Minister, Jean Castex.
Flight AF865, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, left N’Djamena International Airport (NDJ), an international airport serving the capital city of Chad, today at 09:52, local time, and landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) at 16:11 CET.
The aircraft landed without any incident but was isolated to a remote parking area after passengers were disembarked. As investigations are currently underway, no further information is available at the moment of writing.
The Inter-ministerial Crisis Unit is held under the presidency of the Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, and includes the cabinets of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Defence Minister, the Justice Minister, the Transportation Minister along with of the State Services involved.
UPDATE: the France Interior Minister just confirmed that nothing was found.
Featured image: Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBJ. Photo Daniel Gorun/Airways