Sunday, 1 October 2017

Air France A380 looses engine mid flight

AIR FRANCE A380-861 F-HPJF (CN 64)                          File Photo

An Air France Airbus A380, operating from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG / LFPG) France, to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX / KLAX) America, with 496 passengers plus 24 crew (520 SOB) diverted to Goose Bay (YYR / CYYR), Canada following an engine malfunction mid flight while cruising at 38,000 feet just west of Nuuk, Greenland.
The aircraft lost the no.4 engine inlet cowling. A decision was made to divert to Goose Bay where a safe landing was carried out on runway 26 at 15:42 UTC.

The aircraft had just crossed the Atlantic ocean when one of the Airbus A380's engines exploded, causing the plane to vibrate and leaving passengers tense and shaken, but unharmed. It dropped about 100 feet at that time and then continued descent of 34,000 feet.
After landing, ARFF reported damage to the leading edge of the wing above the no. 4 engine. Additionally, the no.4 engine cowling had disintegrated. 

Aircraft Details are:
Operator: Air France
Aircraft Type: Airbus A380-861
Engines: 4 x Alliance GP7270
Registration: F-HPJE
Serial Number: 52
Flight Number: AF 66
First Flight: 26/05/2010 (7 Yrs 3mths old)
Test Registration: F-WWAN

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