Bomb threat on Flight from Mauritius.
By Gary Marsh
December 20, 2015 3:52pm CST
Earlier today we heard of a plane being diverted which was en route from the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean to Paris. It was diverted to Nairobi airport as someone had found what could have been a bomb in one of the toilets on the plane. The plane was carrying 473 passengers and crew. The passengers were not initially told why they were making an unscheduled landing at Nairobi but were told it was for technical reasons. The plane landed safely and all passengers were evacuated and the bomb squad went onto the plane to investigate. They found what was a cardboard box with a kitchen type counter on it. It appears that it had been put in the toilet after the plane had taken off as it was not discovered on pre take off checks. That means either one of the passengers or crew must have planted it. I hope they have finger printed every single person on that plane and there are finger prints on the hoax bomb. Once the culprit has been discovered I hope that they are put in prison and the key thrown away! As you are aware France is on high alert still after what recently happened in Paris. The idiot who has done this is not funny at all. They need to be taught a lesson and hopefully a very long prison sentence will be a deterrent to other idiots.
16 people like this
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
Absolutely not to mention the cost. Landing fees another plane had to be sent out to Mombassa, all the passengers had to be put up in a hotel for the night. Feeding the passengers. The inconvenience to staff both flight crew and ground staff at the airport not to mention the police time and bomb squad. It is endless the amount of money and inconvenience it has caused.
• United States
21 Dec 15
I suppose some one thought that was funny! It tells me that security is still not tight enough in airports. I really don't think any of the crew would do something like this. I hope they find out who it was, put them in jail and throw away the key!
• Boise, Idaho
21 Dec 15
It seems we cannot trust anyone any more. I can sure understand why letting immigrants into the different countries has become such a scary situation. We must find some way of safe guarding transport and our families.
• Manchester, England
20 Dec 15
Since it was an actual bomb then it does not constitute a terrorist act but an outrageous stunt by someone with a twisted sense of humour. This has to be treated as a serious offence because the current situation is bad enough without that kind of nonsense.