Investigators of the BEA (Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile) searching for AF66’s Airbus A380 engine parts managed to recover what looks like a fan. During the flight, the engine suffered a severe failure which led to the fan falling off the engine. Several days later, a Danish helicopter manager to recover secondary parts of the engine.
On September 30, 2017, AF66 going from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle to Los Angeles International Airport had to make an emergency landing in Goose Bay, Canada after an engine failure. While it was flying east of Nuuk in Greenland, the aircraft suffered from the disintegration of the fourth engine’s fan that took the hood with it.
The pilots managed to land the plane in Canadian Military Base of Goose Bay at 3:42PM UTC. Among the 497 passengers and 24 crew members, none were injured. However, they were not allowed to leave the aircraft as the military base can only welcome 15 commercial passengers in case of an emergency. They only came out of the A380 on the next morning to change planes.
⚙️ Accident @Airbus #A380 F-HPJE @airfrance 09/30/2017 cruise above #Greenland / One of the sought after engine parts was found and will be sent to the USA to be examined by @enginealliance under the supervision of @BEA_Aero. @mankoff @FlemmingGEUS @onera_en pic.twitter.com/q1CMWc6xWA
— BEA | Bureau d'Enquêtes & d'Analyses ✈️ 🚁🛩 🇫🇷 (@BEA_Aero) July 1, 2019