(Meredith/AP) -- Officials say a United Airlines flight has landed safely in Honolulu after engine parts came off during its flight from California.
Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara says the airliner landed safely Tuesday as emergency responders waited nearby. He says one of the engines sustained damage during the flight, but he could not provide further details.
United spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco made an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue.
Noonan says the plane landed safely and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. No other information was provided.
Maria Falaschi tweeted the experience was "[the] scariest flight of my life." She tweeted photos of what appeared to be a damage to the plane's engine covering.