Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine explodes

Air France plane makes emergency landing after engine blows out over the Atlantic

Air Live said the plane landed safely in Goose Bay.

Another passenger Daniel McNeely tweeted "one of our engines is slightly blown apart", before posting a picture of the shredded engine taken from inside the plane's cabin.

One of the engines on an Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles blew up over the Atlantic on Saturday, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing in Canada.

The airline is working to reroute the passengers to Los Angeles and elsewhere. "We got diverted for an emergency landing in Canada", he said.




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

Rick Engebretsen, one of the passengers, wrote a Twitter message saying he had heard a loud thud and felt vibration while in the air.

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.

"Technical issue identified, AF66 diverting per precaution to Goose Bay YYR for technical checks".

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