Horrifying Footage Shows Moment Plane's Engine 'Disintegrates' In The Sky

Air France plane makes emergency landing after engine blows out over the Atlantic

An Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada after one of its engines suffered "serious damage". The engine was made by Engine Alliance, a joint venture between General Electric Co and United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit.

According to Fox News, Air France released a statement praising the flight and cabin crew who "handled this serious incident perfectly".

This is one of two powerplant options available for the Airbus A380, along with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine.

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Shocking photos show the engine badly damaged as it flew at a height of 38,000 feet.

It's not every day you get to see an engine rip apart on your flight, and even rarer still is getting to take a picture of it and share it on Twitter. Pacific time, the airline said, and passengers are being rerouted from the remote Goose Bay airport.

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

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