Air France had bomb threat days before crash

4th June 2009, Comments 1 comment

Air France said they received a bomb threat about a flight from Buenos Aires to Paris days before a jet carrying 228 people crashed into the Atlantic.

Paris – Air France said Wednesday it received a bomb threat about a flight from Buenos Aires to Paris just days before one of its planes crashed into the Atlantic with 228 people on board.

Argentine police received an anonymous telephone warning on 27 May and searched the plane before passengers boarded but found nothing and it was allowed to take off with a delay of 32 minutes, a spokesman said.

There appeared to be no link between the alert and the crash Monday of the Air France flight between Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Paris, he said.

More debris from the Air France jet that came down in the Atlantic was spotted early Wednesday, but investigators said they were pessimistic about finding the black boxes that could explain the tragedy.

AFP / Expatica

1 Comment To This Article

  • Derrin M. Cogar posted:

    on 4th June 2009, 17:08:56 - Reply

    The 3 Airline companies I trust are Air France, El Al, and American Airlines. I don't think any of those companies would allow a threat to go uninvestgated. I think I will prove to be an accident caused by nature. Pray for the people and family affected by this tragedy.