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France Bans Cameroon Airlines Flights Over Safety Concerns

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French aviation authorities say they have banned Cameroon Airlines flights from France because of safety concerns.

The civil aviation authority said in a statement Friday that Cameroon Airlines was not respecting international standards for safety.

The statement said the concerns were notably in the areas of loading, transport of dangerous materials, navigation documentation and tire maintenance.

The statement said French and Cameroonian authorities agreed on a plan of action earlier this year to correct the situation, but new tests carried out in July and August still showed persistent problems.

Earlier this month, France banned six African, Caribbean, and Asian airlines from its airspace for safety reasons, following a string of recent aviation accidents.

Some information in this story provided by AP and AFP.

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