US-Bound Flight Forced to Turn Around

An Air France flight en route to O'Hare International Airport (search) was forced to return to Paris Friday after one of its passengers showed up on the federal no-fly list.

More than two hours after Flight AF050 departed from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (search) -- and before it had entered U.S. airspace -- it was ordered to return to Paris, authorities said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the passenger's name while reviewing the flight manifest against the no-fly list (search), which they do for all international flights, said Lara Uselding, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Sec French officials, but none re-boarded the plane, he said.

Air France officials did not immediately return a call for comment.

The flight, which was originally carrying 291 passengers, departed again late Friday and landed in Chicago around 2 a.m. Saturday.