MONTREAL - A Paris-bound Air France flight from San Francisco was diverted to Montreal late Monday due to what the airline described as an "anonymous threat".
The airline said Flight 83 landed at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport without incident and local authorities were inspecting the plane. Air France described the early landing as "a precaution."
According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, the Boeing 777 took off from San Francisco International Airport shortly after 3 p.m. local time and was due to land in Paris Tuesday morning.
Passenger Thomas Serval posted pictures of the inside of the cabin as passengers were taken off in small groups. Officials at the Montreal Airport told Canadian media the flight was carrying 231 passengers and 15 crew members.