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There a bomb scare on an Air France flight on Sunday. The plane was from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to Paris. A passenger a strange-looking device from a kitchen timer, cardboard and paper in a toilet. They staff and the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, which was the nearest airport. Air France's CEO Frederic Gagey the device was harmless and a "false alarm". He said that someone probably it in the toilet at some point during the flight. Mr Gagey added: "All the information available to us at the moment that the object was not capable of creating an explosion or damaging a plane."

Some of the passengers were on alternative flights to Paris. Five others are being by the police. A Kenyan police chief the Reuters news agency that: "[Some people] now airborne, but a few among them, who we we're , have with us, until ongoing investigations are ." The plane was 459 passengers and 14 crew members. One of those on board said the crew told them that the plane was being because of a technical problem. He said: "The plane just went down, slowly, slowly, slowly, so we just 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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