AIR HORROR: Passenger jet engine DISINTEGRATES 38000 feet above Atlantic

A plane that was headed to Los Angeles International Airport from France made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after experiencing engine damage, officials said Saturday.

The crew handed out meals as they waited on the runway for hours, but even with full bellies, she said some passengers were growing restless.

Passengers were horrified when the engine fell apart following a "loud thud" and "vibration".

"Flight 066 landed without further damage at the Goose Bay military airport in Canada and all of the 520 people on board were evacuated with no injuries", an Air France spokesman in Paris told AFP.

"We're still sitting in the middle of the tarmac, and they have not announced what's going to happen next", said Adams in an interview Saturday afternoon. "The passengers are currently being assisted by teams dispatched to the location", says Air France, which is now working to re-route passengers to Los Angeles.

According to the CBC broadcaster, one of the four engines of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane, failed over the Atlantic Ocean.

A passenger sharing one of the photos said: "I think the engine has seen better days".

The airline said in a statement that no one was injured in the incident.

  • Eleanor Harrison