Air France Flight 463, Paris-bound from Mauritius, made an emergency landing in Mombasa after a suspicious device was found on board the aircraft. The Boeing 777 was carrying 473 passengers and crew.

UPDATE -- Monday, 1:50 a.m. (AEDT): The CEO of Air France, Frédéric Gagey, has said the incident that diverted the Paris-bound flight was ‘false alarm.’ In a Sky News report, Gagey said the device found “was not capable of causing an explosion.”

UPDATE -- Monday, 12:50 a.m. (AEDT): The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in Kenya said the suspicious object was still ‘under analysis.’

The Kenya Airports Authority had earlier released a statement that said a bombing attempt was foiled. Later, an updated statement from the agency clarified the confirmation was referring to “a suspicious object.” The updated public address made no mention of a bomb.

Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery detailed the information he received pertaining to Air France Flight 463 in a video posted below.

An unnamed official who is part of the investigating team has spoken to ABC, saying the object “looked like a cardboard box with a stop watch taped to it.” ABC also reported six passengers were being questioned, though other reports are saying there were two suspects on board the Air France flight to Paris. The Associated Press has reported ‘several’ were being questioned in relation to the bomb scare.

Flight 463 left Mauritius at 9 p.m. (GMT+3). The pilot made a request for an emergency landing at the Moi International Airport at 12:37 a.m. (GMT +4).

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