Engine destroyed on Air France flight from Paris to LA

Oct 01, 2017, 00:31
Engine destroyed on Air France flight from Paris to LA

A plane that was headed to Los Angeles International Airport from France made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after experiencing engine damage, officials said Saturday.

The airline said it is working to reroute the passengers to Los Angeles.

The pilot was forced to divert to Canada's Goose Bay airport - a small airport not usually equip to deal with such large planes.

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The double-decker, wide body aircraft was re-routed as it passed over Greenland, landing in Goose Bay at 1542 GMT, the spokesman said.

Rick Engebretsen, one of the passengers, wrote a Twitter message saying there was a "loud thud and a lot of vibration".

Passengers reported Air France flight AF66 was over the Atlantic when the incident happened, causing those onboard to panic and scream.

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According to Fox News, Air France released a statement praising the flight and cabin crew who "handled this serious incident perfectly".

The images appeared to show that the inlet, or front part, of the engine had torn off, but the main part of the engine was intact.

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