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Nicojack
9th Nov 2010, 13:41
I heard a rumour about an A340 of Air France. One of this reactors "exploded" during the flight, there's a cuple of weeks. Did someone heard about it ?

kwateow
9th Nov 2010, 13:48
Maybe something's been lost in (auto)translation.

hetfield
9th Nov 2010, 13:54
Nuclear reactor?

Spruit
9th Nov 2010, 14:45
When did Toulouse start producing the Nuclear version of the 340? I must have been unconscious when they released that version! :ok:

BOAC
9th Nov 2010, 14:52
erm - I believe 'reacteur' is Froggie for jet engine?

Le bif rost

thegypsy
9th Nov 2010, 14:54
As it was an A340-300 you cannot blame RR!;)

ATC Watcher
9th Nov 2010, 18:00
Rumour is that the engine ( or at least a large part of it) actually fell off the wing. Landed back safely, AF is extremely quiet about it. If that is the case it is an accident not an incident and the BEA should investigate.

On one of the insurers incidents/accidents logging site there is an entry on 01.09.2010 for an A340-300 (F-GCZM) from CDG to BOG returning after " technical problems " to CDG. Could be the one. No guarantee.

Nicojack
11th Nov 2010, 17:30
Thanks for your answer. It could be the same plane. I just know that the explosion happened at 13000 ft. Do you know if there is a possibility to log on the insurers site that you have told ? Another question : you talk of an A340 F-GCZM, but I didn't found any A340 whith this identification. There's just an Air France A330 F-GZCM. Are you sure of what you've write ?

Falken
11th Nov 2010, 18:24
It was F-GLZM

WWW.CRASH-AERIEN.AERO • Afficher le sujet - Retour CDG d?un A343 Air France (vol AF-422) (http://www.crash-aerien.aero/forum/retour-a-cdg-d-un-a343-air-france-vol-af-422-t16289.html)

Nicojack
12th Nov 2010, 14:22
Thanks a lot. I'm now sure that's this plane that I've talked about. But the link, as well as the website crash-aerien, seems to be not available anymore...

Feathers McGraw
12th Nov 2010, 14:32
Something here, mentions returning after about an hour into a CDG->Bogota flight:

Air Crash Observer: Latest Crash (http://www.aircrashobserver.com/e107/news.php?day.20100902.8)

Aircraft required mechanical attention on the ground.

ankh
12th Nov 2010, 14:47
WWW.CRASH-AERIEN.AERO • Afficher le sujet - Retour CDG d?un A343 Air France (vol AF-422) (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:a7gF1oBWKXIJ:www.crash-aerien.aero/forum/retour-a-cdg-d-un-a343-air-france-vol-af-422-t16289.html+http://www.crash-aerien.aero/forum/retour-a-cdg-d-un-a343-air-france-vol-af-422-t16289.html)

Nicojack
12th Nov 2010, 15:12
Thanks a lot for your answer !

wozzo
12th Nov 2010, 15:13
Incident: Air France A343 near Paris on Sep 1st 2010, technical problems (http://avherald.com/h?article=43068453&opt=1)

A passenger on board of the returning aircraft said, the captain announced they had a technical problem which they did not want to cross the Atlantic with and therefore were returning to their home base.