French Officials Lose Explosives during Security Training Exercise

Suspected airliners land in L.A., New York; explosives not found aboard planes


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities searched an Air France airliner at Los Angeles International Airport early Saturday for explosives that disappeared during a French police training exercise at an airport outside Paris, officials said.

No explosives were found on Flight 70, which arrived late Friday after a flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Three other jets that had left Charles de Gaulle were searched at New York City's John F. Kennedy International, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Nora Brewer.

French military police had been using the explosive material to train dogs to detect explosives, but they lost track of a piece of luggage containing an unspecified type and amount of explosive, authorities said.