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France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off<
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PARIS (AP) - French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline.
The French civil aviation authority said Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a "last resort."
Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure.< ...



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