A United Airlines flight to San Francisco was forced to be return to Hawaii two hours after taking off Sunday because of fuel problems caused by strong headwinds.
United Airlines flight 724 left Honolulu at 12:50 p.m., but was forced to turn back because of “fuel overburn.”
An airlines spokeswoman said “fuel overburn” is caused by strong headwinds.
The plane landed safely and the 260 passengers were accommodated overnight, given meal vouchers and will be reimbursed, the spokeswoman said.
The passengers were booked on a San Francisco flight scheduled to leave at 11:42 a.m. today.