Official: Flight lands in Honolulu after losing engine parts

HONOLULU — 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.

  1. Sunrise_blue February 14, 2018 12:08 pm Reply

    Many things were mentioned on the comment section of S.A. The panel flew off, so only one engine was working. The right engine was shut down, so it wouldn’t explode. The mechanics in Los Angeles obviously opened the engine panel once. It wasn’t screwed or welded on tightly enough. Once opened, it cannot be used if not fixed, because the welding is permanent. One engine weighs about 38,000 ibs. Thrusters are only on one engine. I hope you do another study on this, so everyone will get a bulls eye view of the problems that may have caused this to happen. Industry standard is 5,000 hours of flying before the first overhaul.

  2. Sunrise_blue February 14, 2018 12:24 pm Reply

    That is about twice used, at 1.3 flights per day for one year. 5 or more hours of flying. Though they rest the airplane and ground it several times per month. They will have to place the ground and fly record on google.

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