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Air France flight with engine damage makes emergency landing in Canada

Air France flight with engine damage makes emergency landing in Canada”

"Air France confirms that the crew of flight AF 066 operated by A380 from Paris-CDG to Los Angeles made a decision to divert to Goose Bay airport (Canada) following serious damage to one of its four engines", it said in a statement on Saturday.

Air France said it is now working to re-route passengers to Los Angeles via the airline's connecting platforms in North America.

The re-routing has taken place so that the flight passed over Greenland, the aircraft landed at Goose Bay at 17h42 gmt, said the spokesman.

According to Flight Fleets Analyzer, F-HPJE was delivered to Air France in May 2010 and is equipped with a total of 516 seats.

Air France Flight 66 was due to set off from Los Angeles to Paris earlier today when it was forced to make an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada after one of its four engines suffered heavy damage in mid-air at 37,000 feet.

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The plane was about an hour off the coast of Canada when the incident occurred, Miguel Amador, a passenger on the flight, said.

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

Footage shows part of the plane's engine flapping in the air with 520 passengers on board.

One passenger tweeted that the engine had "blown apart" over the Atlantic.



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