Air France Flight Diverts to Montreal on Anonymous Threat

  • Authorities are checking plane, passengers and their baggage
  • Diversion follows one Monday by Thomas Cook's Condor

An Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris made an unscheduled landing in Montreal after receiving an anonymous threat of an undisclosed nature.

The airline is taking care of the passengers, Air France said by e-mail Tuesday. The decision on Flight 83 was made “as a precaution” following the anonymous threat, the airline said.

Local authorities are checking the plane, passengers and their baggage, and an investigation will be undertaken to identify where the threat came from, the carrier said.

“Air France deplores the unpleasantness and delay caused to its customers and has no other priority but the security of its passengers,” the airline said.

A flight to Egypt operated by Thomas Cook Group Plc’s Condor unit made an unscheduled landing Monday in Budapest after receiving a bomb threat. Officers found no bombs on board the aircraft, which had departed from Berlin bound for the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, police said in an e-mail.

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