Air France Flight Held Up by Bomb Call Last Week

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 3, 2009 5:24 AM CDT
French army air crewman aboard an Atlantic Model 2 aircraft search for wreckage of Air France flight 447.   (AP Photo/ECPAD/French Defense Minister/HO)
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(Newser) – An Air France flight scheduled from Buenos Aires to Paris was delayed last week because of a phoned-in bomb threat, according to Brazilian media. Authorities searched the plane for 90 minutes before allowing it to take off. Nothing was found. The delay occurred just three days before Air France flight 447 traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris mysteriously crashed into the Atlantic. Salvage crews are racing today to the scene where the plane's wreckage was spotted yesterday.