BREAKING Air France Hop! ATR-42 from Paris Orly suffered in flight substantial damage


Air France Hop! flight from Paris to Aurillac Sunday, March 25th suffered fuselage damage while on approach to Aurillac.

Passengers on board flight #A5235 heard a loud noise during the flight. The pilot then indicated that a goose may have been struck, as there are many migratory birds at this time or the possibility of hitting a block of ice.

When the ATR 42-500 with 48 passengers on board landed, passengers and crew discovered that the part joining fuselage and wings of the plane was substantially damaged.

©Marie Dulac

According to first reports, a piece from lading gear could have been detached during the deployment.

The return flight Aurillac-Paris on Monday was cancelled.

An investigation is underway. The plane is grounded.