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Jet Engine That Sheared Off Air France Flight Found in Greenland

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File photo of an Air France Airbus A380 (new livery) model airplane. (Richair/Dreamstime)

By    |   Friday, 06 October 2017 11:24 AM

A jet engine sheared off an Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles last month was found in Greenland.

The incident occurred on Sept. 30 when the double-deck Airbus A380 suffered damage to one of its four engines and was forced to make an emergency landing at Goose Bay, Canada, CNN noted.

Photos posted to social media showed how the whole front part of the engine had sheared away, with one passenger describing how he had felt a "loud thud and a lot of vibration."

The French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) released a statement on Thursday explaining how authorities were able to locate parts of the engine through flight data that narrowed their search down to "a wasteland covered with ice, situated about 150 km southeast of the city Paamiut located on the west coast."

A helicopter was flown over the area, where the parts were spotted and some of the pieces were recovered and sent off to the BEA.

Meanwhile, a forthcoming mission will be set up to localize and recover other parts.

The BEA announced it would continue to analyze flight data in conjunction with the U.S. component manufacturer.

The Aviation Herald reported that 497 passengers and 24 crew members were on board the flight when it was forced to make the emergency landing.

According to the report, hydraulic fluid was leaking from the engine.

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