Air France plane forced to land in Happy Valley-Goose Bay after engine damage
An Air France passenger flight flying to California was forced to land in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sept. 30 following serious damage to one of the plane’s four engines.
The airline says the plane landed safely after being diverted as a precaution in response to a technical issue.
It says the crew on board the aircraft, which was flying from Paris to Los Angeles, handled the incident perfectly.
Passengers tweeted photos and video of the plane flying with a damaged engine, which appears to have lost its cowling. They reported that several hours into the flight they dropped altitude and heard a loud noise.
The near 500 passengers were on the plane for 23 hours before they were rerouted to other flights. They were not allowed to leave the flight until the Boeing 777-300 and a leased Boeing 737 sent by Air France arrived.
An investigation is underway into the incident.