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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182545
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Date:20-DEC-2015
Time:00:37 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-328ER
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GZNN
C/n / msn: 40376/1013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 473
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO) -   Kenya
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mauritius-Plaisance International Airport (MRU/FIMP)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Narrative:
An Air France Boeing 777-300 flying from Mauritius to Paris with 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board diverted to Moi International airport in Mombasa, Kenya due to a suspicious object on board that looked like "a stop watch mounted on a box".
After landing all passengers were safely evacuated using two emergency slides.
A bag was found unattended in the toilet. Kenya Navy specialists and police bomb experts safely retrieved. The Kenya Airport Authority later stated that the object was a bomb, but retracted this statement to say it was a 'suspicious package'.

Sources:

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2015/12/air-france-plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-mombasa-over-bomb-scare/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35144471

We confirm of an emergency landing by Air France's flight from Mauritius at Moi Int'l Airport this morning after reports...

Posted by Kenya Airports Authority on Sunday, 20 December 2015

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2015 12:31 ItheWaWambui Added
20-Dec-2015 12:35 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Dec-2015 13:35 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
20-Dec-2015 14:18 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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