Engine failure forces Air France A380 back to Abidjan. So within 3 days 3 airplane incidents with 1 involving a major air crash.
A mid-flight engine failure forced an Air France A380 jet with more than 500 passengers on board to turn back to the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan where it landed without further incident early Sunday (Mar 10).
"We were flying over Niger (to Paris)... I saw a ball of flame for a few seconds and then a large bang on the left side of the aircraft," Baudelaire Mieu, a journalist with Bloomberg News, told AFP. "The plane began to roll, everything was shaking and people started to panic. The pilot came on and said, 'We have just lost a left side engine. We are returning to Abidjan'," Mieu said.
"Technically, it is what is called an engine blow-out. It is a well-known problem," Mevellec told AFP. "It happens from time to time. It is a well-known phenomenon, well-understood and crew are well-trained on simulators all year long to deal with this type of fault," he added.
Mieu said the giant four-engined aircraft, the world's biggest passenger jet, "continued to vibrate all the way back to Abidjan. People were praying".
- Engine failure on Air France A380
- Turkish Airway flight to New York severe turbulence, dozens injured includin 1 air stewardess with broken leg
- Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed
Personally i have phobia of taking airplanes but still take anyway but i am literally scared stiff whenever theres air turbulence, even the slightest vibration or shaky feeling can make me very uncomfortable. i am also unable to sleep through flights which can be a very bad experience esp long haul flights. any others here with same phobia of taking planes? or should i be same as dennis bergkamp the non flying dutchman just dont fly aha
though i believe strongly that if its time to go, its time to go. say a prayer, hold the hands of your loved ones if youre flying with them, if not, try to send a text message out to them / call if thats even possible.