Air France #AF430 returned to Paris CDG after holding in unusual square patterns.
Air France #AF430 to San Jose returned to Paris CDG after holding in unusual square patterns to burn/dump fuel.
The Air France A350-900 (reg. F-HTYA) departed to San Jose but performed a U-turn south of Ireland before crossing the Atlantic.
The aircraft holded 12,000ft altitude during square holding patterns before returning to Paris due to a “technical issue”.
The flight touched town at 19.15 on runway 08R, 5 hours after departure from runway 09L.