Fake Bomb Scare Forces Air France Flight To Make Emergency Landing In Kenya (Photos)

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An Air France passenger jet was
forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a fake bomb was found in a
toilet. The Boeing 777, on its way from Mauritius to Paris, was evacuated at
Mombasa airport and the suspicious device taken away for examination.
Air France chief Frederic Gagey
later said it was made of a cardboard box, paper and a timer. He described it
as an “extremely aggressive act”.
The plane, carrying 459 passengers
and 14 crew, had left Mauritius at 01:00 GMT and had been due to fly directly
to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Several passengers from the flight have
been questioned by Kenyan police.
Mr Gagey told a news conference
that the airline would press charges against those responsible and an inquiry
would be held. But he denied there had been any problem with security checks in
Mauritius, saying the device contained no explosives, so would not have been
detected.

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