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Baby found hidden in bag on board Air France plane

An Airbus A320 aircraft (L) and an Airbus A321 (R) stand on the tarmac at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France.
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An Airbus A320 aircraft (L) and an Airbus A321 (R) stand on the tarmac at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France.

French authorities have opened an investigation after a baby was found hidden in a bag belonging to a passenger on board an Air France plane.

The French company says in a statement that the child, who traveled with "an adult" on Air France Flight 1891 from Istanbul to Paris on Monday, did not have a valid ticket.

Air France says it requested "the presence of French authorities on the flight's arrival" to deal with the matter.

No details of the child's identity were given.