CLOSEUnited Airlines: Flight loses engine cover

A United flight made an emergency touchdown in Honolulu on Tuesday after a work of the cover got here off the airplane’s proper engine.

HONOLULU (AP) — A United Airlines flight landed safely Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover got here off right through its flight from California, the airline mentioned.

“Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft,” United mentioned in a observation, including that every one passengers departed the Boeing 777 typically on the gate.

The airliner landed as emergency responders waited within sight, mentioned Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara.

Flight 1175 used to be touring to Honolulu from San Francisco.

Images posted on social media display an engine with the outside cover lacking because the airplane approaches Honolulu. Video displays the engine shaking from side to side with items of the cover flapping within the wind.

“There was a loud bang … and then the plane really started shaking,” passenger Allison Sudiacal informed Hawaii News Now. “There was a loud boom and then it was like rattling and the plane was kind of shaking like boom, boom, boom.”

Sudiacal used to be touring together with her Four-month-old son, her husband, Tim, and his oldsters.

“They let us know that we had to brace for impact in case there was a rough landing. It was scary. But they did a really good job,” Sudiacal mentioned.

An emergency used to be declared because of a vibration in the appropriate engine, mentioned Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor mentioned in an electronic mail, including that the company will examine the incident.

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