CHICAGO – 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.