German jet makes emergency landing in France

18th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

HANOVER, Germany, July 18 (AFP) - A German jet taking 174 holidaymakers to Tenerife in the Canary Islands was forced to land in western France after one of its engines had to be shut down, the Condor airline announced on Monday.

HANOVER, Germany, July 18 (AFP) - A German jet taking 174 holidaymakers to Tenerife in the Canary Islands was forced to land in western France after one of its engines had to be shut down, the Condor airline announced on Monday.

Condor said the pilot of the Airbus A320 decided to turn off one of the plane's two engines because it was malfunctioning shortly after taking off from Hanover on Sunday, but the aircraft was able to fly with one engine and land safely at Nantes airport.

The passengers spent the night in a hotel near the airport and were expected to fly to Tenerife on another Condor jet on Monday.

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Subject: French news

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