Plane forced to land in Newfoundland after engine blowout

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An Air France plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Goose Bay when it's 4th engine disintegrated during the flight.

Air France said two flights were to take the 497 passengers on board the diverted plane, which was on its way from Paris to Los Angeles, to their final destination Sunday morning. The flight bound for Los Angeles departed from Paris at 11.42 am.

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

According to reports, the Airbus A380 had experienced engine failure.

Air France said an investigation is underway "to shed light on this serious incident", involving representatives from Air France, Airbus and the French Aviation Accident Investigation Bureau. There was no serious damage on the wing and plane landed safely. Only regional airlines offer scheduled service so it doesn't have facilities to do major repairs on an A380. Engine Alliance is a joint venture between General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.

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He said passengers had been provided with meals and that the captain had come out to speak to passengers.

Goose Bay, a small town in eastern Canada, isn't accustomed to handling enormous jetliners like the A380.

A passenger on the flight posted the following inflight photos of the damage on Twitter. Last February a Swiss Global Airlines Boeing 777 had to land in Iqualuit, Nunavut due to engine problems and the airline swapped the engine in a large tent.

Passengers reported that they heard the explosion in the engine which caused the plane to vibrate, leaving passengers in shock, but none of them were harmed.

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