Air France flight from SFO diverted to Canada due to anonymous threat

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Anonymous threats that caused an Air France flight leaving San Francisco International Airport Monday afternoon to be diverted to Canada has been proven to be false, Air France officials said Tuesday morning.

Flight 83 left SFO around 3 p.m. and was headed to Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, France, but was diverted to Montreal because of anonymous threats, airline officials confirmed in a Twitter message at 10:50 p.m.

The crew of decided to land in Montreal as a precaution, airline officials said. The flight landed safely at 8:41 p.m. Pacific Time.

Passengers were taken off the plane and inspectors searched the aircraft.

Local authorities there carried out a full security search before concluding the threats were unfounded, according to airline officials.

Last month, two Air France flights from the U.S. to Paris were diverted due to bomb threats. Both flights were cleared.

Air France has issued the following statement:

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