An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make a sudden diversion when it lost part of an engine over the Atlantic.

One of the four engines on the airbus A380 failed west of Greenland yesterday.

No one was injured in the incident, but passengers remained on board hours after the landing.

The plane flew for about an hour on three engines before it reached Goose Bay Airport in Labrador, Eastern Canada.

An Air France spokesperson said the plane was carrying 496 passengers and 24 crew members at the time.

He said passengers were being assisted and it was working to re-route them.