Air France flight turns back to Osaka after malfunction -Kyodo

An Air France KLM Airbus (Reg. F-HTYO) A350-900 passenger plane, performing flight no. AF-291, from Osaka's Kansai in western Japan to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport turned back on Sunday after weather radar and speed meters malfunctioned while flying over the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo news agency reported. F-HTYO landed safely on Osaka Kansai's runway 24R about 3:10 hours after departure.


None of the 324 passengers and crew were injured, but the aircraft’s leading edge was damaged and the cause was being investigated, Kyodo said, citing the transport ministry’s office at Kansai International Airport.


Air France Flight 291 took off from Kansai Airport around 11:15 a.m. (0215 GMT). The Airbus SE A350 turned back and landed safely at the same airport at around 2:25 p.m.

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The Kansai airport office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism did not answer telephone calls from Reuters seeking comment.

Source: Reuters - Edited By Aero-News Journal adding further technical information

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