Air France A380 Engine Blows Inflight from Paris to Los Angeles


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An Air France A380 has made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada this afternoon after one of its engines blew during flight. The aircraft was enroute from Paris to Los Angeles, when the incident occurred.

Per the New York Times,

An Air France flight bound for Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of the jumbo jet’s four engines exploded in midair, passengers said.

Passengers aboard the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, described hearing a loud noise about five hours into the flight. The plane, which had just crossed the southern tip of Greenland, vibrated for several minutes.

Air France said in a statement that the engine had suffered “serious damage” but that the plane landed safely. “The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly,” the statement said.

The company did not address a possible cause for what happened. Air France said it was working to reroute passengers through one of its connecting sites in North America.

It’s unclear as to what caused the engine to blow out at this time, but kudos to the flight crew for safely landing the plane in Goose Bay, Canada.

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