Repaired Air France jet on its way home from Labrador

The airline says it hopes the plane will be back in service by the middle of January.

Investigation continues into why plane blew engine, forcing emergency landing

An Air France Airbus A380 made an emergency landing in Goose Bay, N.L., on September 30 after this engine blew out over the Atlantic Ocean. (Richard Fines/Submitted)

An Air France jet that made an emergency landing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay after blowing one of its engines headed home on Wednesday.

The repaired aircraft was expected to land in Paris by 6:10 p.m. NT.

The Airbus A380 and its 500 passengers detoured to Labrador in September, midway through a Paris to Los Angeles flight.

Engine parts were later recovered on ice in Denmark's Greenland territory.

A replacement engine was brought to Labrador onboard a cargo plane, and a team was flown in to do the repairs.

A spokesperson for the airline told CBC News that all four engines are now working. Air France will do more tests on the repaired plane before putting it back in service, hopefully by mid-January.

The engine blowout is still under investigation by France's BEA air accident agency, the spokesperson said.

With files from Katie Breen