Passengers Report Flames On Engine-Damaged Plane En Route From Paris To L.A.

GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland (CBS/AP) — Air France says a passenger flight to Los Angeles from Paris was forced to land in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador following “serious damage” to one of the plane’s four engines.

The airline says the plane landed safely Saturday afternoon after being diverted to Goose Bay airport as a precaution.

Passengers on board the aircraft tweeted photos and video of the plane flying through the clouds with a damaged engine.

Passenger Pamela Adams says passengers heard a tremendous bang and felt a whiplash movement before the plane seemed to right itself.

The plane landed in Canada 90 minutes later.

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  1. Max Kind says:

    There are two rescue plane. The first with 100 passangers (apparently from First and Business Class) have left on a small B737 plane and will be in LAX at 6:31am LT. The second rescue plane, a much larger B777 (with capacity of 383) just landed. It will take about 2.5 hours to board and 7.5 hours to fly to LAX

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