Two Paris-bound Air France flights diverted after reported bomb threat

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted Tuesday evening, after at least one of the planes was the subject of a bomb threat. 

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that Air France Flight 55 from Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to Salt Lake City due to what a spokesman called "a security issue." KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, citing airport officials, reported that the plane had received a bomb threat.

According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, the Airbus A-380 landed in Salt Lake City at 7:11 p.m. MST. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane landed without incident and passengers were bused to the terminal.

Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Bianca Shreeve told the Associated Press the empty plane was a safe distance from the terminal, and the FBI is taking over the investigation with assistance from airport police and K-9 units.

KSL reported that 497 passengers were on board the flight.

Also Tuesday, Air France Flight 55 from Washington Dulles Airport was diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Airport officials told CTV News that the plane also landed safely and passengers were taken off the plane. It was not immediately clear what caused the plane's diversion.