Air France Did Not Disclose What Caused Flight To Turn
An Air France A380, on one of its first transatlantic flights
from New York to Paris, was forced to return to Kennedy Airport
about 90 minutes into the scheduled flight last Friday.
Airline officials did not disclose the nature of the technical
glitch that caused the pilots to turn back. The flight was
terminated "in strict accordance with procedures and as a
precautionary measure... following a minor technical problem in
order to carry out ground checks," Air France said.
CNN reports that Airbus was also tight-lipped about the problem,
saying only that it was an issue for the Air France maintenance
crew, and not one that Airbus would need to address. The plane was
serviced and later completed its trip to Paris.
Air France began flying the A380 in scheduled service on