1. Air France flight makes emergency landing following bomb alert

Air France flight makes emergency landing following bomb alert

An Air France flight travelling from Mauritius to Paris has made an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspicious package was found on board.

By: | Published: December 20, 2015 3:13 PM

An Air France flight travelling from Mauritius to Paris has made an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspicious package was found on board.

According to the Guardian, flight AF 463, with 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board, had left Mauritius at 9pm local time on Saturday and was due to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle at 5.50am local time.

The Kenya Airports Authority said what is “believed to be an explosive device has successfully been retrieved” from an Air France flight.

Police spokesman Charles Owino said bomb experts from the Navy and the CID were called in and took the device which they are dismantling to establish if it had any explosives.

Scheduled flights to Mombasa were initially disrupted but normal operations have resumed.

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