Two Air France flights, Flight AF055 from Washington Dulles and Flight AF065 from Los Angeles to Paris Charles de Gaulle had been diverted following security alert.
Flight AF055 from Washington Dulles with 262 passengers landed safely in Halifax while Flight AF065 from Los Angeles with 497 people on board, landed safely in Utah.
Sky News reported that the airline received anonymous threats for both flights after they took off.
Air France made a statement that, “As a precautionary measure and to conduct all necessary security checks, Air France, applying their safety regulations in force, decided to request the landings of both aircraft.”
Authorities are carrying out full inspections of the aircrafts, passengers and their luggage.
In a news conference given by Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, reporters were told that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane had intentionally crashed the Airbus A320 into the Alps.
The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz was 28 and a German national.
Sky News reported that:
Mr Robin said it appears the co-pilot, who was a German national and who had never been flagged as a terrorist, appeared to want to “destroy the plane”.
Please click the link below for the Press Association video of the news conference from Marseilles.
Below is the photo of the two oil slicks seen off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long.
Anyway there was still no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane.
(Please click here for, Vietnam Spots Oil Slicks In Hunt For Missing Jet)