An Air France passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a fake bomb was found in a toilet.

The Boeing 777 Flight 463 was heading to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when the pilots requested an emergency landing at the Moi International Airport . It had 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 pm. “The pilots requested an emergency landing when a device suspected to be an explosive was discovered in the lavatory,” Police Spokesman Charles Owino said. Air

France chief Frederic Gagey later said it was made of a cardboard box, paper and a timer.

He described it as an “extremely aggressive act”.
The plane, carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew, had left Mauritius at 01:00 GMT and had been due to fly directly to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
Several passengers from the flight have been questioned by Kenyan police.
Mr Gagey told a news conference that the airline would press charges against those responsible and an inquiry would be held.
But he denied there had been any problem with security checks in Mauritius, saying the device contained no explosives, so would not have been detected.

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