Bomb scare forces emergency landing by Air France plane wih 473 people on board

Posted by News Express | 20 December 2015 | 3,877 times

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An Air France Boeing 777 bound for Paris from Mauritius on Sunday morning made an emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Kenya’s second largest city Mombasa.

The plane made the emergency landing over a bomb scare, police on Sunday told Anadolu Agency.

“The pilots requested an emergency landing after a suspicious device was discovered in the lavatory, it was immediately suspected to be an explosive,” Kenya Police spokesman Charles Owino told Anadolu Agency on the phone.

“The news spread after somebody who was using the toilet came back and told other passengers that he had seen a suspicious device. All the passengers are safe and have been evacuated. Our bomb experts from the Navy and the CID (Criminal Investigation Department) are currently analysing the device.”

The plane was carrying 473 people including 14 crew members, the plane is still currently at the airport in Mombasa.

A Kenyan police official says six passengers are being questioned in connection with the incident. (Anadolu Agency/KABC)

•Photo shows the Air France plane after emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Kenya.

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Asinim Butswat, an Assistant Superintendent of Police and spokesman for Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed the development in Yenagoa.

Butswat said that Nancy, 26, was abducted in her shop located on Okaka Road, Yenagoa, the state capital on Saturday.

He said that the gunmen, who drove in an ash Lexus SUV, trailed Nancy to her shop and whisked her away to an unknown place at about 2:50 p.m.

The Police Spokesman, however, said that shortly after the incident was reported they (Police) mounted “stop and search operation” on vehicles at different parts of the state capital.

Source: News Express

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