Bomb alert prompts plane's evacuation in Paris airport: report

Bomb alert prompts plane
# 18 December 2012 22:22 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A Turkish Pegasus passenger plane was evacuated on Tuesday at Paris' Orly airport due to a bomb alert, APA reports quoting the daily Le Parisien.

The 146 persons were evacuated at 2:15 p.m. local time (1315 GMT) following an anonymous threatening phone call to the Embassy of France in Turkey.

"The aircraft was towed to a specific zone in the airport where it will be inspected by a team of dog handlers," Le Parisien quoted a close source to the affair as saying.

France has been underhigh risk of terrorist attack as response to its military and political support to tackle Islamist insurgents in Afghanistan and the Sahel region.

In 1995, two explosions taking place at Paris metro and in an ashbin near the Triumphal Arch had caused several casualties.