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Air France flight to Paris turns back to Osaka in Japan after malfunction

Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Tokyo
May 29, 2023 09:02 AM IST

Air France flight to Paris took off from Kansai airport but turned back about 35 minutes later and landed safely at the same airport as leading edge was damaged

An Air France KLM SA passenger plane flying from Osaka in western Japan to French capital Paris turned back on Sunday after weather radar and speed meters malfunctioned while flying over the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo news agency reported.

Air France flight to Paris turns back to Osaka in Japan after malfunction (REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq)
Air France flight to Paris turns back to Osaka in Japan after malfunction (REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq)

None of the 324 passengers and crew were injured, but the aircraft's leading edge was damaged and the cause was being investigated, Kyodo said, citing the transport ministry's office at Kansai International Airport.

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Air France flight 291 took off from Kansai airport around 11:15 a.m. (0215 GMT). The Airbus SE A350 turned back about 35 minutes later and landed safely at the same airport at around 2:25 p.m.

The Kansai airport office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism did not answer telephone calls from Reuters seeking comment.

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