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Air France flight to Los Angeles diverted after engine damage

Air France flight to Los Angeles diverted after engine damage

In a statement, Air France praised the pilots and cabin crew on Flight 66 out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle Aiport, who they said "handled this serious incident perfectly".

This is one of two powerplant options available for the Airbus A380, along with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine. "The passengers are now being assisted by teams dispatched to the location". It was not immediately clear how the engine became damaged.

He said passengers were settling in for relaxation when it happened.

The double-decker, wide body aircraft was re-routed as it passed over Greenland, landing in Goose Bay at 1542 GMT, the spokesman said.

Adams said passengers were stuck inside the aircraft as emergency vehicles pulled up to the scene.

Fire crews arrived to help, but didn't need to do much apart from clean up the debris.

Mr Rehmar said that for a few moments, he thought "we were going to go down".

Three hours after landing, Adams tweeted that the experience may provide inspiration for her next book: "Still Stuck on a Plane in Canada".

Daniel McNeely, a passenger on Air France flight AF66, described the incident to the Daily News.


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