Flight makes U-turn to return phone

Return to Houston occurs after phone is discovered

Air France made a rare decision this week to send a plane that was heading for Paris back to the US city of Houston after a mobile phone was discovered onboard that appeared to have been forgotten by a passenger on an earlier flight. The U-turn took place on AF639 thirty minutes into the flight, for security reasons. The plane, with more than 200 passengers onboard, arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport around six hours later than scheduled.
“At no time was the security of the passengers at risk,” said an Air France spokesperson.
Reuters
[pictured: New cabin in Air France’s Boeing 777]

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