Air France plane makes an emergency landing in Beijing.
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On Saturday, an Air France Boeing-777 plane returned to Beijing for an emergency landing, 14 minutes after it left its airport. According to officials there was an explosion during the flight due to an issue with the air conditioning system. The plane returned to Beijing at around 04:03 local time (China).
Air France released a statement later on describing what led to the emergency landing.
A failure of a pneumatic system on the aircraft led to overpressure in one of the air conditioning pipes, which spread residue and dust in the cabin.Air France Statement.
Soon after the explosion local news reported that black smoke was emitted inside the aircraft. Luckily, there were no injuries, and all passengers will be flown to Paris later on during the day frok Seoul, South Korea.
More details to follow.