Air France Paris-Freetown plane turns around over Mauritania after alarm goes off

    Air France Paris-Freetown plane turns around over Mauritania after alarm goes off

    Air France flight AF 596, departing from Roissy-#Charles-de-#Gaulle airport, was forced to turn around over Mauritania on Tuesday, December 30 at the end of the day, after the outbreak of ‘an alarm concerning a landing gear, Franceinfo learned from the company.

    The aircraft, an Airbus A330, was intended for Conakry, Guinea, and Freetown in Sierra Leone. The crew, after the alarm went off, preferred to return to Paris. The landing could have taken place “normally” at Roissy Charles-de-#Gaulle at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday, the company explained.

    The 214 passengers on board the aircraft will spend the night at the airport and will be able to reach their destination this Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., the company said. “Pilots are trained for this type of alarm” Air France added.

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