Air France flight makes emergency landing with damaged engine

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 01, 2017 14:47 hrs
Air France flight makes emergency landing with damaged engine

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Washington: An Air France flight bound from Paris to Los Angeles, with more than 500 people on board, made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday after one of its four engines suffered "serious damage."

Flight AF 066 A380 was diverted to Goose Bay Airport on Canada's east coast, where it landed safely, the Washington Post quoted the Airline as saying in a statement.

However, no one got injured due to the emergency landing.

"The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly. The passengers are currently being assisted by teams dispatched to the location," the statement said.

The airline affirmed that they are working to reroute the passengers to Los Angeles.

"We had a mid-air mayday when we lost one of our engines. We got diverted for an emergency landing in Canada," one of the passengers, Daniel McNeely, tweeted.

However, the reason behind the engine failure is unknown.

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