Skip to comments.Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare
Posted on 12/20/2015 12:41:26 AM PST by libtoken
Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare
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An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board.
The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet.
The aircraft was safely evacuated and the item is now being examined by bomb experts, police spokesman Charles Owino said. (snip)
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
I am sure many of us have left dangerous things in a toilet.
And the White House.
You’re talking about sitting at the desk in the Oval Office?
More destructive than a bomb for sure.
They did find a bomb, folks.
Pardon me, but did you say Clocked was on that flight?
Reading “Operation Thunderbolt” about the AirFrance 139 flight hijacked in 1976 by PLO sympathizers and diverted to Uganda.... When I read that this flight was an AirFrance diverted to Kenya, it brought memories of that ‘76 flight....
“No credible threats”
Mauritius’s population is 17% Islam per Wikipedia
Yep: Confirmed - it’s a bomb. Not a clock.
All 459 passengers and 13 crew were escorted safely off the aircraft, while the bomb has been taken by the Kenyan navy to be detonated safely away from the airport.
White Tea Partiers? Amish? Or Muslim
Kenya: 6 suspects questioned over Air France bomb scare
The police official, who is part of the investigation and who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said during the flight to Paris a passenger noticed something in one of the plane’s lavatories that looked like “a stopwatch mounted on a box.”
The passenger reported the suspicious device to the cabin crew and pilots requested an emergency landing.
The police official said the box has been taken apart and no explosives have been found but the digital watch has not yet been analyzed.
Maybe it was just a high school project to get him a free ride at MIT...?
The new normal.
Who woulda thunk “defining deviancy down” could get ever lower and lower and lower?
As Elaine once said to Jerry, on a long ago episode of Seinfeld, ‘every time I think you couldn’t get more shallow you drain another three inches out of the pool.’
“The object was not capable of causing an explosion,” Gagey said of an item made up of cardboard, pieces of paper and a timer that was found in a toilet cubicle on board the plane flying from Mauritius to Paris. â AFP, December 20, 2015. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/world/article/air-france-says-bomb-scare-was-false-alarm#sthash.sqYdv0Dt.dpuf
Civilization has always been somewhat of a thin veneer. Doesn’t take much to break the social contract.
Until the fear of the penalty outweighs the potential gain, evil will creep, skulk, and leap when it thinks it can get away with it.
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