Air France plane forced to land in Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay af­ter en­gine dam­age

The Labradorian - - CLASSIFIED -

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.

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