Air France Finds Girl Hidden In Bag On Plane Arriving Into Paris From Istanbul, Turkey

An investigation has been launched after a young girl was found hidden in a bag belonging to a passenger on an Air France plane on Monday.

The four-year-old, who did not have a valid transport ticket, was travelling with an adult from Turkey to France.

The girl was found when the plane landed at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport shortly after 9pm local time.

The flight had departed Istanbul three hours earlier.

A young girl was found hidden in a bag on an Air France plane on Monday

Air France said in a statement: "According to the initial information in its possession, Air France indicates that an adult is reported to have travelled accompanied by a child hidden in a bag without a valid transport ticket.

"The company requested the presence of the French authorities on the flight's arrival.

"Air France will fully cooperate with the investigation underway being conducted by the competent authorities.

"Flight Air France 1891 departed from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) on Monday March 7, 2016 at 18:31 and arrived at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 21:01 (local time)."

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