British Airways Plane Evacuated In Paris For Security Reasons

British Airways flight held on runway at airport in Paris over security threat

British Airways flight held on runway at airport in Paris over security threat

Pictures posted to social media showed passengers emerging from the aircraft with police and fire vehicles on the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, passengers are being screened by anti-terrorist police while other officers inspect the luggage.

Passeners were informed shortly before take off that a "direct threat" had been made against the aiport.

Sniffer dogs have also begun searching luggage.

Speaking to the Daily Star Online, Mr Anderson said: "Initially the pilot told us there were technical issues".

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'We were waiting on the plane for around an hour.

"We were then told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport".

Police and firefighters have surrounded the flight, which was heading to Heathrow.

James told Mirror Online: "The pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight specifically".

He continued: 'I believe the intention is to return to the same plane assuming the search is all clear.

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"It was pretty intense disembarking the aircraft though - we had to step off the aircraft and form a single line with armed officers by the side of each of us with dogs".

Following the security threat, a British Airways spokesman said the safety and security of customers and crew is "always top priority".

'There was an incident that led authorities to decide to keep the plane on the ground and to disembark the passengers a few minutes before take-off, to carry out additional checks, ' the spokesman said.

"We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so".

James Anderson, 20, who is on the flight from Charles de Gaulle airport to London Heathrow said that the plane had been searched due to an apparent threat made by an individual.

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