NEW Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Goose Bay

Javier Howell
October 1, 2017

The incident occurred over the Atlantic, en route from Paris to Los Angeles, and initial images on twitter show parts of the engine ripped off.

The flight diverted to Canada where it landed safely in Goose Bay, according to a passenger.

One of the passengers, a master of understatement named Daniel McNeely, tweeted, "One of our engines is slightly blown apart" and "I think the engine has seen better days".

An Air France plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Goose Bay, N.L., after the cowling blew off one of its engines mid-flight.

The crew handed out meals as they waited on the runway for hours, but even with full bellies, she said some passengers were growing restless.

SEE IT: Engine destroyed on Air France flight from Paris to LA

One passenger recalled the incident to the New York Daily News, saying, "We heard a big popping sound, and the airplane basically dropped, and it was trembling".

Photographs taken by passengers aboard the Air France flight circulated on the internet soon after the aircraft landed.

Fortunately the plane was able to land safely.

The Air France company qualified the incident as serious and praised the way pilots and the crew coped with it. Customers taken care by Air France and rerouting solutions on going.

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