Air France flight to Los Angeles diverted after engine damage

Images posted on social media showed extensive damage to the starboard engine

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.

David Rehmar, a former aircraft mechanic who was a passenger on the fight, told the BBC that based on his observations, the incident was a fan failure.

An Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada after one of its engines suffered "serious damage".

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Air Live said the plane landed safely in Goose Bay.

Passengers were horrified when the engine fell apart following a "loud thud" and "vibration". The airline said it was making arrangements to send the plane's passengers to their destination of Los Angeles.

Air France has immediately sent personnel from Montreal and NY on site to take care of the passengers.

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The airline said in a statement that no one was injured in the incident. "The passengers are now being assisted by teams dispatched to the location".

The double-decker, wide body aircraft was re-routed as it passed over Greenland, landing in Goose Bay at 1542 GMT, the spokesman said.

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