Horrifying video footage shows the moments after a plane’s engine blew apart as it flew over the Atlantic .
Footage shows part of the plane’s engine flapping in the air with 520 passengers on board.
Watch it here:
— Miguel (@theamadoor) September 30, 2017
In the images posted online by a passenger, a thick cable can be seen flapping in the air after the engine disintegrated and the pilot declared a mayday.
Passengers reacted with horror when the engine of the Air France jet from Paris to the USA failed, forcing the aircraft carrying 520 passengers into an emergency landing.
Travellers described how everything seemed normal until they heard a “loud thud and a lot of vibration”.
Inflight pictures. Loud thud and a lot of vibration. pic.twitter.com/s9GFIyssrh
— Rick Engebretsen (@RickEngebretsen) September 30, 2017
Ground crews were left to “pick up pieces of the plane from the runway”, one passenger added.
A passenger sharing one of the photos said: “I think the engine has seen better days.”
I think the engine has seen better days. pic.twitter.com/tAcBE1t0rc
— Daniel McNeely (@DanMcneely) September 30, 2017
Air France said in a statement: “Air France confirms that the crew of flight AF66 decided to divert to Goose Bay airport following serious damage on one of its four engines. The passengers are currently being assisted by teams dispatched to the location. Air France is currently working to re-route the passengers to Los Angeles via one of its connecting platforms in North America.”
The Air France Airbus A380 plane