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Air France Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Canadian Goose Bay

01 October 2017

"We heard a big popping sound and the airplane basically dropped and it was trembling. Someone screamed, and from there we knew something was wrong", she said, adding that the trembling stopped about 10 minutes later.

They said one of the engines had been "seriously damaged".

Passengers reported the engine blowing out over the Atlantic Ocean, about one hour of the Canadian coast.

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A photo taken by a passenger on board the Air France flight 66 from Paris to Los Angeles, showing the damaged engine.

"The aircraft landed safely at [1:40 p.m.,] and the regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly", Air France said. "We grabbed onto something and then we sat down, and the plane righted itself fairly soon".

Passengers nervously joked to one another as they tried to make sense of the commotion, Adams said.

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The Airbus A380 made a safe landing in Goose Bay, New Foundland, scattering debris along the runway, according to CBC.

The Goose Bay airport was not equipped to handle large planes, McNeely said.

The Air France jet was reportedly travelling from Paris to Los Angeles when the engine failed.

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Air France Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Canadian Goose Bay