US United flight loses engine cover, makes tense landing

04:41  14 february  2018
04:41  14 february  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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A United flight made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Tuesday after a piece of the cover came off the plane's right engine , United spokesman Charles Hobart said.

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The 777 was flying from San Francisco to Honolulu when part of the engine cowling came off. © Maria Falaschi‏/From Twitter The 777 was flying from San Francisco to Honolulu when part of the engine cowling came off.

A United flight made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Tuesday after a piece of the cover came off the right engine on a flight from San Francisco, United spokesman Charles Hobart said.

"Scariest flight of my life," passenger Maria Falaschi‏ tweeted.

Another passenger, Erik Haddad, recorded video of the engine as the plane flew over the Pacific.

"That looks bad, plane and simple," he wrote on Twitter describing the sight of pieces of metal missing from the front of the engine cowling.

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A United flight made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Tuesday after a piece of the cover came off the right engine on a flight from San Francisco, United

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Passenger Jeff Carter posted a video showing the shaking in the cabin as the plane descended to land.

He heard a "big metallic bang," he said, and then the plane began to shake.

Hobart said the pilots safely landed the aircraft at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, taxied to the gate, and the passengers got off the plane as they normally would.

  United flight loses engine cover, makes tense landing © Maria Falaschi‏/From Twitter

The Boeing 777 has two engines.

CNN's Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this story.

A plane engine fell apart in midair. The passengers were amazing. .
When a Boeing 777 engine ripped apart midflight, hundreds of passengers countered terror with acts of courage, grace and love. Even corny puns.We don’t know much about what happened on the United Airlines flight, not mechanically at least. The outer casing ripped off the rightmost engine midway through the San Francisco to Honolulu flight. Passengers heard a boom, followed by a high-pitched whine, and then they all shook violently with the entire plane.

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