The crude combination of a kitchen timer, paper and cardboard found in a lavatory on an Air France flight could have been a bomb, but the crew didn't tell passengers of that possibility. Instead, people were told the plane had a technical problem and would be landing in Kenya instead of Paris.
Sunday's decision, which was short of the full truth, raises an ethical question about when passengers should be fully informed of problems in the air. But many experts say the crew of Air France Flight 463 did the right thing, avoiding panic and quickly landing the plane. Once on the ground, securi...
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