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Air France Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Canadian Goose Bay
01 October 2017, 12:31 | Kenneth Drake
Air France plane makes emergency landing in Goose Bay after engine blowout over Atlantic
"The plane that carries the flight 066 landed without damage on the military airport of Goose Bay, Canada and all of the 520 people on board were evacuated without damage or casualties", said a spokesman for the company in Paris.
The Air France flight diverted to Goose Bay airport, where there is also a Canadian Forces Base, according to the airline. The engine was made by Engine Alliance, a joint venture between General Electric Co and United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit.
This is one of two powerplant options available for the Airbus A380, along with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine.
Passengers reported Air France flight AF66 was over the Atlantic when the incident happened, causing those onboard to panic and scream.
"We had a mid-air mayday when we lost one of our engines".
Others passengers tweeted hearing a "loud thud and a lot of vibration" before looking out at the mangled engine.
"The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly", the statement said.
Air France said it is now working to re-route passengers to Los Angeles via the airline's connecting platforms in North America.
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