A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing in Canada: Air France

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Shortly after the incident occurred, passengers on board the flight posted images of the damaged engine on social media.

Photographs taken by passengers aboard the Air France flight circulated on the internet soon after the aircraft landed. "We were lucky we weren't tossed to the ground".

The airline said in a statement that no one was injured in the incident.

One of the plane's four engine had "serious damage", but no further details about the damages were released.

"Engine failure halfway over the Atlantic ocean", he wrote.

Fellow passenger Pamela Adams told the Associated Press: "We heard this tremendous bang".

"Thank goodness, we had a very good landing", she said.




"One flight will be aboard an Air France B777-300, and the other aboard a B737, an aircraft specially chartered by Air France", the airline said.

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

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

The outer right No. 4 Engine Alliance GP72000 engine suffered the uncontained failure, which resulted in losing the engine nose cowl and the Pratt & Whitney made Engine fan, exposing the Safran built Low Pressure Compressor.

Sales of the mammoth A380 have been sluggish and Airbus has said it will reduce production in 2019 to just eight of the superjumbos.

Nonetheless, Airbus CEO Tom Enders recently voiced confidence in the future of the plane.

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