Compressor stall causes emergency: Air France AF852 Boeing 777-228 safe


A general emergency was declared on Air France 852 currently flying from Paris to Cayenne in French Guiana in South America.

According to Air France, a compressor stall was recorded during take-off, on #AF852. Air France told eTN the flight is about to land at CDG following procedures. The airline assured that pilots are trained for this type of incident.

The Boeing 777-228 captain declared an emergency after take off around 10.15 am Paris time on Sunday morning. The aircraft with registration number for the aircraft is F-GSPA was able to land safely in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport shortly before noon Sunday.

The plane was seen burning fuel before landing while maintaining 6000 feet in a holding pattern south of Paris for a while.

At 11.33 am the flight was cleared out of a holding pattern and was heading back to Paris. Instead of returning to Paris Orly, the plane was routed to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airport is better equipped to handle emergencies.

Air France told eTurboNews, there was never any danger to passengers and crew. Another aircraft is standing by at CDG airport to take passengers over the Atlantic Ocean to French Guiana.