A W12 engine failed to fire, leaving a passenger trapped on the flight deck of an Airbus A380 that crashed in a mountainous area of eastern France on Friday.
The crash took place in the mountainous area near the town of Vaud, in the north of France, according to the National Aviation Administration (AAP).
A French prosecutor’s office said a woman who was sitting on the aircraft was found dead in the debris.
A spokesperson for France’s air accident investigation force (AFIT) said the woman was found with multiple head injuries.
The official said she was taken to hospital, but there were no further details on the circumstances of her death.
A woman was killed and several other passengers were injured when the engine of a French Air France A380 crashed on Friday, AFP news agency reports.
Read more about aircraft,air accidents,air accident victims,france source The Dubliner title Dubliner passenger caught in ‘terrible accident’ on the A380 article A Dubliner flight from Dublin to Paris crashed into a mountain after being forced to make an emergency landing in northern France.
The pilot of the Airbus A320, who had not been able to reach a ground-level landing because of a mechanical problem, landed safely at La Reine-St. Charles Airport near Paris.
The Airbus A321 was flying from Paris to Frankfurt when it encountered problems.
The pilot was able to land the aircraft, but the cabin crew had to take the plane back to Dublin to make the emergency landing.
The plane had a fuel leak and the crew attempted to stop the engine before the fuel supply was cut.
A witness told local radio that the plane hit the mountain with “very bad force” as it fell.
The NTSB said the aircraft did not stop before the crash, although it was still operating at a safe altitude.
The Airbus A330 was carrying 228 people and six crew members.
The Air France spokeswoman told The Irish Sun: “The pilot was advised by his crew to land at La Réine-Saint Charles Airport, but it turned out that the runway was too short for the aircraft.
He was forced to land on a mountain to make sure that the fuel had been removed.”
He made the decision to land because of fuel exhaustion and because he was unable to land from the aircraft’s normal altitude.”Read more