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Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine explodes

02 October 2017

All those in the Airbus A380 aircraft were evacuated without any injuries, an Air France spokesperson was quoted as saying.

The Air France company qualified the incident as serious and praised the way pilots and the crew coped with it.

Air France said passengers were being assisted and it was working to re-route them.

The pilot soon came on over the loudspeaker and explained the jet had lost one of its engines and would be landing in Canada, Ms Adams said.

Air France is facing a daunting technical challenge to fix an extensively damaged A380 at one of Canada's most remote airports.

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Aircraft on trans-Atlantic flights commonly use Goose Bay Airport in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for emergency fueling stops.

The passenger, Miguel Amador, posted online brief video footage apparently filmed from a window of the plane showing the damaged engine.

No-one was injured in the incident and the plane landed safely in Canada on three engines.

The crew handed out meals as they waited on the runway for hours, but even with full bellies, she said some passengers grew restless.

The plane landed 90 minutes later.

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The plane's engines were manufactured by Engine Alliance, a joint venture between General Electric Co.

Although the exact cause of the damage remains under investigation, at least one passenger reported hearing a "loud thud" and a "lot of vibration".

Air France said the two flights that will ferry the passengers are scheduled to leave Goose Bay early Sunday.

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Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine explodes