Air France passengers describe mid-air drama as engine disintegrates over Atlantic
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.
Passengers on the Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world, tweeted pictures of the damaged engine. The plane had left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris Saturday morning.
Passenger Pamela Adams said things were going "as normal" for the first six and a half hours of the flight.
"I was doing some yoga stretches and suddenly it felt like we had run into a jeep in the middle of 35,000 feet high," she told CBC News. "It did not sound like an explosion as much as it sounded like an engine malfunction."...
Christopher000 wrote: Situations like this, along with any sort of deadly accidents, murders, and even fatal heart attacks, etc., always makes me think of one single thing...we never know when our time is up.
Right Christopher. We never know when our time will be up.
Psalms 40:1-3 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.---ESV
Lk 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? - Trust "travel mercies"for safe travel.
Situations like this, along with any sort of deadly accidents, murders, and even fatal heart attacks, etc., always makes me think of one single thing...we never know when our time is up. Problem is that few ever expect anything to happen to them. Such things only happen to others, but the reality of it is that those very same people always had the very same thoughts on death, their own deaths. This is the reason so many put off getting right with God, shedding the old and putting on the new. I speak on it first-hand because I put it off for many, many years because I was always concerned about what I'd miss out on, sin, that is. I knew most of what I had going on would have to stop and I wasn't ready to stop. I can't even put a number on how many times my life was spared, from the pure stupidly of things I was doing, to very dangerous situations I put myself in. I still can't believe some things I walked away from, actually believing I wouldn't get away alive each time. We should always stand ready and be ready because today or tomorrow could always be our last.
"There wasn't the panic that I would've expected," she said, adding that the competency of the pilots may have helped keep people calm.
Passenger Sarah Eamigh told CBC News she was terrified after hearing a "boom" and then feeling the plane descend quickly.
"The cabin started vibrating. Someone screamed, and from there we knew something was wrong," she said, adding that the trembling stopped about 10 minutes later. "We saw the cabin crew walking through the aisles quickly, and we heard an announcement from the captain that said one of our engines had an explosion."
She said it wasn't an extreme panic on board, but passengers were "white-knuckling" after the drop. Like Adams, she said the crew kept everyone on board calm.
After touching down, the plane was met by fire crews on the tarmac in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but they weren't needed. The debris had to be cleaned up before Runway 26 could be reopened.
-- Pull a muscle getting out of that stretch?? Is 2:19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. ... 22Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?