largest passenger plane in the world, had one of its engines blow up and disintegrate mid-flight, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing.
Passengers reacted with horror after the engine of an Air France plane from Paris to the USA disintegrated in the sky, forcing the aircraft into an emergency landing.
Horrifying video footage shows part of the plane’s engine flapping in the air as it flew over the Atlantic Ocean with 520 passengers on board.
Travellers described how everything seemed normal until they heard a “loud thud and a lot of vibration” before the pilot declared a mayday.
Ground crews were left to “pick up pieces of the plane from the runway”, one passenger added.
Flight records show the Airbus A380 aircraft, travelling under flight number AF66, was diverted to Canada’s Goose Bay airport on its journey from Paris to Los Angeles.
Air France confirmed there was “serious damage” to one of the plane’s four engines before before it landed safely.
One traveller said on Twitter the engine had “blown over the Atlantic Ocean”, leading to the emergency landing in Canada.
Another, named Daniel McNeely, said: “I’m on board. One of our engines is slightly blown apart. Just glad to be on the ground.”