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U.S. Probes No-Shows for Paris Flights

U.S. investigators want to speak with a small number of people in Paris who failed to show up for boarding flights to Los Angeles that fell under close scrutiny in a possible terrorist plot, including one pilot-trainee, a U.S. official said. The official, speaking Friday on condition of anonymity, said investigators hope to resolve concerns that some passengers aboard those flights might have intended to use them to launch terror attacks against the United States. One was receiving pilot training but was not yet certified, the official said. Discussions between U.S. and French officials led to the cancellation of six Air France flights between Paris and Los Angeles on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, Air France Flight 68 from Paris to Los Angeles, scheduled for 1:30 p.m., was delayed for hand luggage checks, the air carrier said. The flight was roughly two-and-a-half hours late. Air France Flight 70 to Los Angeles was scheduled for 7 p.m. but left at 9:45 p.m., according to Charles de Gaulle airport, but there was no information available on what caused the delay. Full Story

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