Below are some previous incidents involving France's national carrier over the past decade.
December 17, 2005: An Air France Boeing 777 makes an emergency landing at Irkutsk in Siberia when one of its two engines breaks down on a flight from Seoul to Paris. None of the 246 passengers or 17 crew were injured.
August 3, 2005: An Air France A340 passenger jet with up to 309 passengers and crew on board skids off the end of the runway and bursts into flames after landing in a thunder storm at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
No one is killed, while 14 people suffer minor injuries.
July 6, 2005: An Air France jet runs into a stray cow as it lands in the southern Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt. No one is injured in the incident.
May 25, 2001: An Air France Airbus 340 makes a crash landing at Cayenne airport in French Guiana, landing 30 metres too soon. No casualities.July 25, 2000: All 109 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed when an Air France Concorde jet crashes after catching fire on take-off near Paris.
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