Air France flight to Beirut diverted to Damascus

first_img Comments   Share   The spokeswoman _ speaking on condition of anonymity, citing company rules _ said air traffic control suggested the plane land in Jordan, but it didn’t have enough fuel. Instead, it touched down in Damascus.After refueling, it went to Cyprus, where passengers spent the night.The plane plans to head to Beirut on Thursday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Check your body, save your life Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement PARIS (AP) – Air France says a flight to Lebanon’s capital was forced to land briefly in Syria after protesters blocked the road leading to the Beirut airport.A spokeswoman said the plane took off Wednesday from Paris, but was diverted when it was an hour from Beirut because of concerns passengers would be trapped if it landed.Syria’s civil war has ignited long-simmering tensions in Lebanon in recent days, including the protests that closed the airport road. Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img

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