False alarm for diverted Air France flight to Paris

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Baku, December 8, AZERTAC

An "anonymous" bomb threat which resulted in a Paris-bound Air France passenger plane to be diverted to Montreal, Canada late on Monday was a false alarm, the carrier said.

Flight AF83 SFO-CDG was diverted to Montreal (Trudeau Airport) and landed safely around 12:25 a.m. ET following the threat.

The flight was operated with a Boeing 777, with approximately 246 passengers on board, Air France KLM said.

The airline declined to elaborate further on the nature of the threat. Local authorities checked all passengers, luggage, as well as the aircraft.

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