the essential A Boeing – 777 which was on a connection between Beijing and Paris was forced to turn around, just moments after its lift-off. An “explosion” was heard and smoke was emerging within the aircraft itself.
The crew of flight AF 393 “decided to return to Beijing after 14 minutes of flying due to the detection of a technical incident “, specifies a press release from the carrier. “The aircraft landed normally in Beijing at 04 h 03 (local time) “(either at 20 h GMT).
Black smoke inside the device
The Beijing Daily gives more details on what happened and indicates that an “explosion was heard at the ‘rear of the cabin “and that” black smoke was released “inside the aircraft itself. No injuries are to be deplored. The Air France company has not communicated on the incident itself, but indicates that customers “will be rerouted to Paris as soon as possible”.
“Maintenance interventions will be carried out on the device concerned before it is put back into service”, also explains the carrier. The flight was due to arrive in Paris at 04 h 45 this Saturday.