Every passenger and crew member is safe after a suspected hoax bomb prompted an emergency landing of a Paris-bound Air France flight in the port city of Mombasa, Kenya.

Frédéric Gagey, the CEO of Air France, said the device was made of cardboard, paper,a household timer, and that “this object did not contain explosives,” from a news conference in Paris. Mr. Gagey commended the crew for their “cool-headed” response to divert the plane.

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The Boeing 777 Air France flight 463 was on its way to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when the pilots requested an emergency landing at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport at 12:37 a.m., police spokesman Charles Owino said.

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The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 p.m.

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