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Last updated: 18 March 2018
Datum:zaterdag 30 september 2017
Tijd:ca 13:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-861
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-HPJE
Constructienummer: 052
Bouwjaar: 2010-08-10 (7 years 2 months)
Motoren: 4 Engine Alliance GP7270
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 24
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 497
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 521
Schade: Groot
Plaats:boven southern Greenland (   Groenland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
An Air France Airbus A380, operating flight 66 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, to Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA, diverted to Goose Bay, Canada following an en route engine malfunction.
The aircraft was en route over southern Greenland at FL370 when the no.4 engine suffered an uncontained failure. The entire fan and engine air inlet cowling broke away.
A decision was made to divert to Goose Bay where a safe landing was carried out on runway 26 at 15:42 UTC.
After landing, ARFF reported damage to the leading edge of the wing above the no. 4 engine and debris on the runway.

Danish civil aviation authorities delegated the investigation of the accident to BEA France.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation ongoing


FAA issued 1 Airworthiness Directive

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport en Los Angeles International Airport, CA bedraagt 9037 km (5648 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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