Air France flight from SFO to Paris diverted to Montreal

Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

A flight from San Francisco to Paris made an unscheduled stop in Canada overnight because of an anonymous threat.

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.

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