United flight UA1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu today declared an emergency around 30 minutes prior to arrival. The aircraft appeared to lose an engine cowling.
One passenger reports that the plane was “shaking like crazy” for the final 35 minutes of the flight, and that a pilot came into the cabin to take photos and view the engine.
— Maria Falaschi (@mfalaschi) February 13, 2018
Air traffic control recordings have the United pilot saying, “If you haven’t already, roll the fire trucks.” Air traffic control confirms “they will be standing by.”
Here’s video of the engine.
— Erik Haddad (@erikhaddad) February 13, 2018
The aircraft landed safely in Honolulu, and the Boeing 777-200 was taken out of service.