On Board the Boeing 777 of Air France on route No. 463 from Mauritius to Paris and made an emergency landing airport «My» Mombasa, Kenya, detected a bomb.
This was reported in the Sunday, December 20, foreign media reports referring to the TV channel France 3 and the administration of the Kenyan airport.
To date, the explosive device taken out and examined by experts, said in a note.
European media outlets citing unnamed «sources in France» reported that the plane was found a fake explosive device. Thus a press-service of the airline Air France issued a statement saying: «the Nature of the subject detected in the plane, not determined. Kenyan authorities continue the investigation. The airline maintains contact with them».
Earlier it was reported that after landing at the airport all 459 passengers and 14 crew members were evacuated and the airport was closed for some time.
To the Sunday Nation, the largest newspaper in Kenya, said that the passengers of flight can be found in the hotels of Mombasa, the second largest city in the country. They also provided legal services.
The interior Minister of Kenya Joseph Nkaissery said during a press conference that the passengers were searched and the knockout, six of them questioned by police officers and two aroused the suspicions of security personnel.
A police spokesman said on condition of anonymity that one of the passengers found in the toilet device, resembling a box equipped with a timer, and report suspicious findings to the crew.
Recall that after the November terrorist attacks, whose victims were 130 people in Paris introduced a state of emergency. The two sides Air France making the flights from Los Angeles and Washington to Paris, had to cancel the departure due to security threat.
Kenya is also struggling with the terror in the face of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab, a stronghold in neighboring Somalia.