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BY CHRIS HUGHES, SECURITY EDITOR, and TOM PARRY INVESTIGATORS are trying to find if a baggage handler or member of ground crew could have put a bomb on the jet at Charles de Gaulle airport.

Security is unprecedented as more than 86,000 airport staff were checked after the Paris massacre.

Around 60 staff had their authorisation revoked due to links with Islamic extremism. And after the initial crackdown a further 15 employees at Charles de Gaulle and Orly had their air-side accreditation removed for what the director general of airports called "alarming behaviour".

An airport source said attaching a device to a plane in Paris would not be easy. The source said: "It would be extremely difficult to do now.

Nevertheless police will be seeking to interview everyone on or near the plane during the 90 minutes it was parked at Charles de Gaulle."

Many airport employees come from the Saint-Denis area, where several of last November's fanatics were based.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 20, 2016
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