France banned Cameroon Airlines flights for safety reasons

France on Friday banned Cameroon Airlines flights for safety reasons, saying checks found that the company was not respecting international norms.

"Flights in France of the company Cameroon Airlines are suspended for safety reasons and, as a consequence, the company figures, as long as the suspension is not lifted, on the list of companies forbidden in France," the civil aviation authority said in a statement.

Checks this spring on Cameroon Airlines aircraft revealed "numerous lapses from international norms," notably with the loading of planes, the transport of dangerous goods, navigation documents and with tire maintenance, the statement said, according to the AP.

French and Cameroon authorities worked closely together to try to get the problems corrected. But more checks in July and August "showed that persistent anomalies remained," the statement said.

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