Air France flight 083 initially left San Francisco around 3:00 p.m. PT Monday. As it was flying over Canada, the pilots became aware of an anonymous threat. Montreal media report police met the plane when it landed around 8:45 PT. Passengers tweeted updates, saying the atmosphere was calm and the crew was great as they all waited to be checked and then escorted off the plane.
All 231 passengers and 15 crew had to get off onto waiting buses, they were checked out and the plane was searched. After a several hour delay, passengers re-boarded and the flight took off about 3 a.m. PT.
This is just the latest in a series of scares for travelers headed to Paris. Just last month, two Air France flights were diverted because of bomb threats.
#af83 update the buses are there but the police is not ready to let us disembark so we have to wait longer...— Thomas Serval (@tserval) December 8, 2015
#af83 a door is about to be open and we will disembark few person per few person. With individual search. Crew asks us to be patient &calm— Thomas Serval (@tserval) December 8, 2015
#af83 priority given families with young children. Everyone is perfectly calm. Great crew!— Thomas Serval (@tserval) December 8, 2015
#af83 police asks us to not have any phones or tablets when going out of the plane. So no more coverage for a while— Thomas Serval (@tserval) December 8, 2015
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