|Damaged engine on Air France Airbus A380 - miguel.amador_ @theamadoor|
An Air France plane en route to Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing Saturday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., after one of its engines blew out over the Atlantic Ocean.Seems to happen on a regular basis, though the damage is not often this extensive. Guess I shouldn't be surprised since there are like a zillion airline flights every day, but why do they always seem to happen in the frozen far north? Perhaps because being in such forbidding territory makes the event newsworthy, whereas an emergency landing of a flight across the eastern USA isn't terrifying enough. I dunno.
|North Atlantic Airports. The star at the bottom is Goose Bay N.L.|