Bomb Scare on Passenger Plane Bound for Paris

The flight makes an emergency landing after a suspicious device found onboard.
1:44 | 12/21/15

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This air France jet, crowded with holiday travelers. Forced down in Africa, after a passenger apparently found this. What looks like a bomb hidden behind a bathroom mirror. The sinister threat coming just weeks after the terror attacks in Paris. Terry Moran from London tonight. Reporter: This morning, the stranded air France plane sat in Kenya, a sign of how successful this hoax was. A Boeing 777 carrying 473 passengers and crew, en route to Paris from Mauritius. A passenger discovered a suspicious object, there was no panic. Passengers were told there was a technical problem. Something wrong in the toilet. Like, it could be like a bomb, something like that. Reporter: According to Kenyan media, this is it. A sinister-looking construction with a timer on top. When the plane landed safely, passengers were evacuated with emergency slides. Six were detained for questioning. But it was quickly determined to be a false alarm. It was just cardboard, paper and a clock, said air France's president. "It was not capable of causing an explosion," he said. U.s. Government analysis of the device concluded it was obviously meant to look like a bomb. Perhaps this was a test run for terrorists, looking to find weak spots in a security system. Reporter: Air France has been the target of four bomb alerts in the past 15 days. Three of them in flights in the U.S. After the Paris attacks, the French are on edge. And whoever this hoaxer is clearly knew it. Tom? Terry, thank you. Back to California, the family of the San Bernardino

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