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Sunday, December 20, 2015
BOMB SCARE AS AIR FRANCE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN KENYA
An Air France with 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board was
forced to land at Moi International airport, Mombasa Kenya after a bomb was found in one of the toilets.
The Boeing 777 Air France flight was heading to Charles de Gaulle
airport in Paris when the pilots requested an emergency landing at the Kenyan Airport at 12:37am local time (early this morning Dec.
20th), police spokesman Charles Owino said."It requested an emergency landing when a device suspected to be an
explosive was discovered in the lavatory," Owino said. "The plane was
carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left
Mauritius at 9pm", Owino added. All passengers were safely evacuated and the device was taken out.
Kenyan authorities says the explosive has been successfully retrieved
and bomb experts are analysing it.
The airport in Mombasa was closed during the evacuation and search
process, said a police official, who insisted anonymity because he is
not authorized to brief the media.