Plane diverted after 'suspicious' phone found onboard

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Phone didn't belong to any of the passengers.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 5:14 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:17 PM

A Chicago-bound Air France plane was diverted to Ireland after the crew found an unattended mobile phone onboard. Flight AF-136 was travelling from Paris on Sunday when the pilot requested to turn back and land at Shannon Airport for 'security reasons'.
According to reports in Daily Mail, cabin crew found the phone belonged to none of the passengers and thought it to be suspicious. When the plane landed in Ireland, fire crew, airport police officers and Ireland police sent the phone for scanning, The Journal reported.
It was later revealed that the phone was left behind by a previous passenger which the cleaning staff failed to spot. Before police deemed it safe, passengers were forced to stay onboard for three hours until the plane refuelled and took-off for Chicago.
However, while the police said the phone was given back to Air France staff after checking, the airline said in its statement that it was handed over to airport authorities before leaving for Chicago.


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