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(Source: AP/Reuters)American pilots on board American Airlines Flight 901 from New York to Paris have been told to evacuate the plane to avoid a crash.
American airline pilots have been ordered to evacuate over the past few days as they were preparing for the first flight of the day from Paris over the Atlantic Ocean, according to the latest reports.
The order came as French police announced the aircraft had been hijacked.
In a statement on Thursday, a French airline said the pilot had to leave the cockpit in a bid to save the lives of the passengers and crew.
“There is no need for this emergency evacuation, but the French police want to be sure the safety of our passengers is guaranteed,” said Alain Blaikie, president of the Air France group.
The statement added: “The flight was scheduled to depart at 10:10am local time on Friday morning.
It is unclear when the emergency evacuation would be carried out.
Air France, which has a total of 20 Airbus A380s, is the world’s largest commercial airline.
The aircrafts last commercial flight, on January 6, 2016, had been a non-stop flight from London to Shanghai.
French police said a man dressed in a mask and armed with a knife and a screwdriver was involved in the attack.
The incident occurred after a man who was armed with an axe and knife was caught on CCTV at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris just before 10:30am local a few hours before the flight landed.
Police later arrested the man.
French media reported he was also armed with what appeared to be a screw driver.
A French newspaper reported he appeared to have taken a seat on the flight.
The plane left Paris at 10.30am on Friday and was scheduled for a stopover in Brussels on Sunday.
Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump warned of further attacks on US soil.”
If we are attacked, they are going to be coming from many places.
They are coming from all over the world,” he told reporters at the White House on Friday.
This is a developing story.
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