MONTREAL — A British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London made an emergency landing in Montreal early on Wednesday due to concern that a bomb threat had been made, an airport spokesman said.
BA flight 274 from Las Vegas to London’s Heathrow airport landed safely at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport just before 6 a.m. EDT, airport spokesman Francois Asselin said. BA had asked Montreal airport officials for permission to land, Asselin said.
“What we learned was that there was a possible bomb threat made against the plane,” he said.
Asselin could provide no further details.
The flight took off from McCarran International Airport at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said. She did not have any other details on the incident.
The B747 aircraft was carrying 312 passengers and 16 crew.
British Airways did not confirm the bomb threat, but said its flight from Las Vegas to Heathrow landed safely in Montreal and passengers left the aircraft safely.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Montreal police were investigating.
The Toronto Star reported the airline was providing hotel rooms for stranded passengers and that their flights would be rebooked soon.
“Following the diversion of the BA 274 to Montreal, there is no impact on regular operations at the airport,” the airline wrote on its Twitter account.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.