Flight from LA to Paris diverted to Utah after bomb threat

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say an Air France flight bound for Paris from Los Angeles was diverted to Salt Lake City because of a phoned-in bomb threat. The plane landed without incident and all the passengers got off safely.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says Air France Flight 65, an Airbus A-380, had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Bianca Shreeve says the empty plane is a safe distance from the terminal, and the FBI is taking over the investigation with assistance from airport police and K-9 units.

She did not yet know whether the plane had been searched or have any further details on the phone threat.

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