Air France flight from Paris to LA makes emergency landing in Canada

Plane engine blows

Others passengers tweeted hearing a "loud thud and a lot of vibration" before looking out at the mangled engine.

One video shows material hanging from the engine as the plane flies on above the ocean. The flight landed safely an hour later.

"The aircraft landed safely at [1:40 p.m.,] and the regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly", Air France said.

It's not every day you get to see an engine rip apart on your flight, and even rarer still is getting to take a picture of it and share it on Twitter.

One of the plane's four engine had "serious damage", but no further details about the damages were released.

"Technical issue identified, AF66 diverting per precaution to Goose Bay YYR for technical checks".

The aircraft was fitted with turbofan GP7000 jet engines, manufactured by Engine Alliance. It is one of the powerplant options available for the Airbus A380, along with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900.

Debris scattered across the runway as the plane made its approach, requiring cleanup before the runway could reopen.

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