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Air France flight makes emergency landing after engine blowout

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Passengers on Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world, tweeted pictures of the damaged engine.

According to transmissions from air traffic control, the jet landed safely in Goose Bay, Labrador at around 1:40 p.m. local time with part of the engine cowling missing, the Canadian Broadcasting Company said.

A plane that was headed to Los Angeles International Airport from France made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after experiencing engine damage, officials said Saturday. The airline said it was making arrangements to send the plane's passengers to their destination of Los Angeles.

Passengers took to Twitter to saying that there had been a "loud thud" during the flight, followed by "a lot of vibration".

In a statement, Air France praised the pilots and cabin crew on Flight 66 out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle Aiport, who they said "handled this serious incident perfectly".

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. Customers taken care by Air France and rerouting solutions on going.