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Air France Boeing 777 lands in Newfoundland after emergency call

Sept. 23, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- An Air France Boeing 777 travelling from Paris to New York landed safely Monday afternoon in St. John's, Newfoundland, after declaring an emergency.

There were 281 passengers aboard the plane, and unconfirmed reports said technical problems on the aircraft triggered the emergency call, The (St. John's) Telegram reported.

The airport's emergency plan was activated, and the airports emergency response team, the St. John's Regional fire department and Eastern Health paramedics responded, the newspaper said.

The plane landed safely at 12:10 p.m.

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