Security Fears Ground Paris-L.A. Flights

Six commercial flights between Paris and Los Angeles have been canceled due to security concerns, the French government and Air France said Wednesday. The U.S. Embassy in Paris asked the government to cancel the Air France flights scheduled to depart Wednesday and Thursday “for security reasons,” a ministry spokesman said. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been meeting with French officials in recent days over concerns about a possible terrorist attack. The French prime minister’s office said in a statement that the cancellations had been prompted by information obtained “in the framework of the French-American fight against terrorism.” Three of the flights were scheduled to depart Wednesday — two from Paris and one from Los Angeles. Air France gave the flight numbers as 68, 69 and 70. Full Story

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