The airline said that a United Airlines flight landed safely on Tuesday in Honolulu after an engine cover came off during its flight from California.
“Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft,” United said in a statement, adding that all passengers departed the Boeing 777 normally at the gate.
“There was a loud bang ... and then the plane really started shaking,” passenger Allison Sudiacal told Hawaii News Now. “There was a loud boom and then it was like rattling and the plane was kind of shaking like boom, boom, boom.”
“They let us know that we had to brace for impact in case there was a rough landing. It was scary. But they did a really good job,” Sudiacal said.