An Air France superjumbo A380 en route from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada when one of the plane’s four engines disintegrated mid-flight:

Here’s a close up of the damaged engine:

An amatuer photographer captured the plane landing in Canada:

Passengers were reportedly stuck on board the aircraft for hours until new planes could land and board them for the rest of the journey:

First and Business Class passengers made it to LAX … everyone else, it seems, had to go through Atlanta:

Sheesh. If Air France is going to almost kill you, you’d think a non-stop flight would be in order.