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United flight canceled after engine problems at Honolulu Airport

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:13 a.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013

Engine trouble prompted the cancellation of a United Airlines flight from Honolulu to San Francisco Friday afternoon.

Passengers aboard UA Flight 724 reported hearing a loud bang and seeing smoke coming from the right engine seconds after the plane began rolling down the runway in preparation for takeoff.

The plane returned to the terminal and the flight was canceled. No injuries were reported.

United Airlines personnel assisted the 325 passengers aboard in making alternate arrangements to get to San Francisco.

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mikethenovice wrote:
Glad the problem was discovered before the plane was airborne.
on October 26,2013 | 07:01AM
Smiley7 wrote:
Just came back from the mainland flying on UA and it was the worst flying experience in over 40 years of air travel. The FA's seem upset and pissed especially since it was long flight. There were problems from the very start with the boarding process which took longer than expected which meant a later takeoff. In Denver, the pilot called in sick so they had to find a pilot. In Chicago, the plane from LAX broke down so there were 77 passengers who didn't have seats. A $500 voucher was offered if you took a later flight the next day but the CJ's weren't very nice if you refused the offer. Thank God for HAL, the best hands down.
on October 26,2013 | 07:24AM
cojef wrote:
United have had several mishaps at take-off and soon after lift-off, indicating careless maintenance practices. The "ole" saying 'too big to fail" in the recent bailouts, certainly can apply here with potential for human tragedies. United better re-examine their pre-flight inspection system to preclude this kind of adverse publicity.
on October 26,2013 | 07:27AM
allie wrote:
on October 26,2013 | 07:56AM
iwanaknow wrote:
And to think I use to be a high flyer (Premier Exec, 50,000 miles or more per year) with them, those days are long gone.
on October 26,2013 | 08:19AM
Mana07 wrote:
Wednesday night. A Unite flight from Honolulu to Chicago was cancelled after keeping passengers waiting for 4 hours trying to fix a door.
on October 26,2013 | 09:59AM
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