AIR HORROR: Passenger jet engine DISINTEGRATES 38000 feet above Atlantic

Air France plane makes emergency landing in Goose Bay after engine blowout over Atlantic

The re-routing has taken place so that the flight passed over Greenland, the aircraft landed at Goose Bay at 17h42 gmt, said the spokesman.

The Air France jet was reportedly travelling from Paris to Los Angeles when the engine failed.

Air France flight AF66 from Paris to Los Angeles declared a mayday while flying over the Atlantic, and landed safely at Goose Bay Airport in Labrador a short while ago. Air France operates 10 Airbus A380s, which are the largest passenger planes in the world.

The plane was about an hour off the coast of Canada when the incident occurred, Miguel Amador, a passenger on the flight, said.

Other passengers issued photos of the damaged engine with Rick Engebretsen noting there were was a "loud thud and a lot of vibration".

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

"We saw the cabin crew walking through the aisles quickly, and we heard an announcement from the captain that said one of our engines had an explosion".

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