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Air France plane in bomb scare






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There was a bomb scare on an Air France plane. It was flying from Mauritius to Paris. A passenger found something strange in a toilet. It had a kitchen timer. The passenger told the pilot and he made an emergency landing in Kenya. Air France said the timer was harmless and caused a "false alarm". It said someone put it in the toilet during the flight. It added: "The object was not capable of creating an explosion or damaging a plane."

Some of the passengers flew to Paris on other planes. Police are questioning five others. There were 459 passengers and 14 crew members on the plane. The crew told passengers that the plane had to land because of a technical problem. A passenger said: "The plane just went down, slowly…so we just realised probably something was wrong." He added: "The crew of Air France were just great, just wonderful. They kept everybody calm and really quiet."

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