United flight loses engine cover, lands in Hawaii
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.
The incident occurred less than an hour before United Airlines flight 1175 was set to land in Honolulu. The plane was flying over the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco.
"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.
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.