Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya

AIRFRANCE-RESULTS/ (File) Air France flight 463, similar to the one in picture, was heading to Paris when the pilots requested an emergency landing at Mombasa | Reuters

The flight with 459 passengers was heading from Mauritius to Paris

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to land in Mombasa, Kenya, after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the lavatory, reports said.

The Associated Press quoted Kenyan police spokesman Charles Owino as saying that the Boeing 777 Air France flight 463 was heading to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris when the pilots requested an emergency landing at the Moi International Airport at 12:37am on Sunday.

Owino said the plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9pm.

Owino said a device suspected to be an explosive was discovered in the lavatory. He added all passengers were safely evacuated and the device taken out. He said bomb experts are investigating the device.

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