The Latest: Flight lands in Hawaii after losing engine cover

February 13, 2018 - 7:42 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after losing an engine cover while flying from California to Hawaii (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

United Airlines says a flight landed safely in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California.

In a statement Tuesday, United said its pilots followed all necessary protocols to land safely after the cover was lost.

United spokeswoman Natalie Noonan said Flight 1175 was traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email that the plane declared an emergency due to a vibration in the right engine.

The FAA will investigate.


2 p.m.

Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely in Honolulu after engine parts came off during its flight from California.

Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara says the airliner landed safely Tuesday as emergency responders waited nearby.

He says one of the engines sustained damage during the flight, but he could not provide further details.

United spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco made an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue.

Noonan says the plane landed safely and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. No other information was provided.

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