01 October, 2017
The Air France jet was reportedly travelling from Paris to Los Angeles when the engine failed.
A plane that was headed to Los Angeles International Airport from France made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after experiencing engine damage, officials said Saturday.
According to transmissions from air traffic control, the plane landed safely in Goose Bay at around 1:40 p.m. local time with part of the engine cowling missing, scattering debris across the runway.
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Photographs taken by passengers aboard the Air France flight circulated on the internet soon after the aircraft landed. "We got diverted for an emergency landing in Canada", he said.
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Shocking photos show the engine badly damaged as it flew at a height of 38,000 feet.
Passengers reported the engine blowing out over the Atlantic Ocean, about one hour of the Canadian coast.
Air France said they were looking for "rerouting solutions" for passengers affected by the incident.
"Technical issue identified, AF66 diverting per precaution to Goose Bay YYR for technical checks".