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17 September 2017, 03:37 | Opal Carroll
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A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday due to a security scare, but was later cleared for take-off, the airport's operator said. Now hold luggage being searched by dogs'.
At around 11.10am, a British Airways spokeswoman confirmed the flight had taken off.
Mr Anderson told Express.co.uk: "Initially the pilot told us there were technical issues".
Flight number BA0303 was held on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am United Kingdom time this morning.
"The pilot then explained that there was a security threat specifically involving our flight, and each passenger and every piece of luggage was thoroughly searched", Anderson said.
"They need to make sure everybody and everything has been searched".
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He posted: "On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles". "Extremely calm and composed, handled the situation wonderfully".
As reported by the Independent, a spokesperson for British Airways said in a statement that their top priority is always the safety and security of both their customers and the airline crew.
'Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution.
A spokesman for Charles de Gaulle airport said the search was instigated by customs officials and was routine.
Earlier on Saturday, an 18-year-old man was arrested the Port of Dover over the Friday morning attack, sending a ball of fire along a carriage of the eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon at the Parsons Green station.
"We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so".
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