ENGINE FAILURE FORCES AIR FRANCE A380 BACK TO ABIDJAN
Written by thereachfm on March 11, 2019
On the foreign scene, a mid-flight engine failure forced an Air France A380 jet with more than 500 passengers on board to turn back to the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan where it landed without further incident yesterday.
One of the passengers in the airline said they were flying over Niger to Paris when they saw a ball of flame for a few seconds and then a large bang on the left side of the aircraft.
Furthermore, the pilot, while announcing that the flight had to be turned back to Abidjan as a result of engine failure calmed the passengers down.
Meanwhile, the Air France-KLM manager for West Africa Jean-Luc Mevellec confirmed the incident saying the engine blow-out was a well known problem
He further added that flight crew are well trained on simulators all year long to deal with this type of fault.