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Air France Makes Emergency Landing Over Bomb Scare

Air France Makes Emergency Landing Over Bomb Scare

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An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was on Sunday forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet.

The aircraft was safely evacuated and the item is being examined by experts, police spokesman Charles Owino said. Authorities in Kenya said they were are questioning several passengers.

Flights have now resumed from Moi Airport, which was evacuated while the suspected device was removed, Kenya’s airport authority said on Twitter.

The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members and had left Mauritius at 01:00 GMT, Mr Owino said.

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