Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine explodes

Ann Santiago
October 1, 2017

An engine on an Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles was blown apart Saturday.

Air France confirms that the A380 landed safely at Goose Bay at 15:42 GMT "following serious damage" to one of its engines.

Air France said they were looking for "rerouting solutions" for passengers affected by the incident.

The aircraft involved in the incident was an Airbus 380 that was about seven years old, according to airfleets.net, an aircraft database.

The passengers of the plane posted photos of the damaged engine.

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The extent of the damage or what caused it is unclear, but images shared by passengers on social media show that one of the engines appear to have crumbled. Air France has immediately sent personnel from Montreal and NY on site to take care of the passengers.

"We had a mid-air mayday when we lost one of our engines".

The airline said it was making arrangements to send the plane's passengers to their destination of Los Angeles.

An global flight on its way to California landed in Goose Bay this afternoon after declaring a mechanical emergency.


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