Reports unveiled by officials say that a United Airlines flight has landed safely in Honolulu after engine parts came off during its flight from California.
According to Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman, Tim Sakahara, the airliner landed safely on Tuesday as emergency responders waited for the plane to touch down.
Sakahara revealed that one of the engines sustained damage during the flight, but he could not provide further details on the incident.
A report released by United Spokeswoman Natalie Noonan revealed that flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco made an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem.
The United Spokesman revealed that the plane landed safely and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. However, further details are yet to be unveiled.
A tweet from Maria Falaschi highlighted the experience aboard the plane, which she described as the "scariest flight of my life." She tweeted photos of what appeared to be a damage to the plane's engine covering. A video was also shared by Erik Haddad showing the damaged engine and included an aeronautical pun.
A flight tracking service, Flightradar24, showed that the United Airlines flight 1175 landed safely in Honolulu despite some frayed nerves among the passengers. Fortunately, there are no injuries were reported during the mishap.
Last night when this happened I was wondering if they could have made the 1300 mile point of no return if the engine fell off.
I got a lot of friends here in Atlanta that work for DELTA and the DEALT TECH OPS section.
They say on a 2 big engine jet, once at cursing level, 1 engine could keep it up .
NOW THE BIG IF…
If no damage was caused to the wing or flaps hydraulics as it dislodged or as the engine cowl ripped off,