France’s air security watchdog said on Wednesday it was investigating an incident at Paris airport in which the pilot lost control of an Air France plane while disembarking. The plane was returning from New York. The Bureau of Inquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) reported a problem with the landing of a Boeing 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport on Tuesday morning, calling it a “serious incident”. That meant there was a serious risk of an accident.
In the end, flight AF011 landed safely and no passengers or crew were harmed. From its Twitter account, the BEA said the flight had become unstable in the final stages, forcing the pilot to reschedule after landing. The BEA has started a security check.
The incident has been categorized as serious as it occurred in the last stage where the risk is highest. This was stated by a BEA source who declined to be named.
Air France said in a statement to AFP that the crew had a failed landing sequence and had a second round before arriving at Paris airport. The plane later landed safely on the second attempt.