Air France Flight With 324 Passengers Returns To Japan’s Kansai Airport Post Mid-Air Malfunction

by Shreya Rathod

Aircraft are machines and are bound to experience some malfunctioning. However, in recent times, news related to emergency landing of flights due to some technical problems has increased significantly. A recent one happened with an Air France flight that was supposed to fly from Japan to Paris. However, it had to make an emergency landing at the Kansai Airport. Here’s what happened with the Air France flight.

Air France Japan-Paris Flight Suspects Malfunction

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Air France is a flag carrier with its headquarters in France. On Sunday, indications of system failure forced an Air France flight with a destination in Paris to do a U-turn and return to Kansai International Airport. According to the reports, Air France flight 291 returned three hours after departure. The reason for this was equipment issues with its weather radar, speedometer, and other warning lights.

The flight had 324 passengers and crew on board but none of them were injured. However, the Airbus A350-900 plane suffered a large dent. The airport office is looking into whether the faults and the damage were related in any way.

On Sunday at roughly 11:15 a.m., the flight departed from Kansai and was headed for Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris. The crew declared an emergency when the warning indications activated while flying over the water near Miyagi Prefecture. At about 2:25 p.m., it touched down at the airport.

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Bird strikes, or collisions between birds and aeroplanes, have been reported to result in damage to the aircraft’s body.

Technical Issues On Other Flights


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Flight technical issues are becoming a huge problem and several instances are being reported. Around a month ago, a Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport due to some technical glitches.

Another incident took place with the IndiGo flight en route to Bagdogra from Delhi. And the reason was the same as the Varanasi flight! Even a United Airlines flight experienced the same issue while travelling to Honolulu International Airport and it was forced to return to San Francisco.

These were some instances that proved aircraft are experiencing some or the other technical glitch.

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