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WestJet flight travelling from Vancouver to Ottawa diverted to Thunder Bay

A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014.
A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A WestJet plane which was scheduled to travel from Vancouver to Ottawa was diverted to Thunder Bay International Airport Wednesday.

The company posted a tweet which said it received a threat against Flight WS142 but “authorities have determined it to be non-credible.”

The airline said the plane was diverted just after 10:30 p.m. at the request of Transport Canada.

Thunder Bay Police said in a statement the RCMP had received information of a possible explosive onboard the aircraft.

WestJet said it landed at Thunder Bay International Airport safely and none of the 125 passengers and crew on board were injured.

The airline did not reveal the exact source of the threat but that the investigation has been turned over to the police.

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