Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu encountered a scary sight in the air.
According to photos and video from people on board, it appears the cover fell off an engine on the plane.
United Airlines issued the following statement: “United flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco called for an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue. The flight landed safely and all passengers deplaned normally at the gate.”
A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation issued the following statement: “This afternoon United Airlines flight 1175 reported a mechanical issue en route to HNL. The plane landed safely with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) personnel standing by as a precaution. The plane has been taken to the hangar. There is no impact on airport operations or runways.”
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