Looks like AF #1710 had an in-flight emergency shutdown earlier today into Hamburg, Germany. Flight seems to have landed safely. I know this flight well having flown this many times in the past to visit my wife's hometown. Anyone know the cause of the shutdown as the return flight was cancelled?
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Feb 5th 2013 14:58Z, last updated Tuesday, Feb 5th 2013 15:00Z
An Air France Airbus A319-100, registration F-GRXL performing flight AF-1710 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Hamburg (Germany) with 93 passengers and 5 crew, was descending through FL200 towards Hamburg when the crew declared emergency reporting an engine (CFM56) had failed and was shut down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Hamburg's runway 23 about 20 minutes later.
The return flight AF-1711 was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto the next flight AF-2311 flown by an A321-200 registration F-GTAU instead of the scheduled A320 and are estimated to reach Paris with a delay of 5 hours.