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Scary landing after United flight loses engine cover over Pacific Ocean

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

A flight with 373 people on board had to make an emergency landing in after the cover of the plane's right engine came off over the Pacific Ocean, triggering panic among the passengers.

The incident occurred less than an hour before flight 1175 from was set to land in yesterday. The 777 plane was flying over the Pacific Ocean, the said.

There were 363 passengers and 10 crew members aboard the plane, affiliate reported.

The plane landed safely as emergency responders and fire engines waited close to the runway.

"Scariest flight of my life," passenger tweeted.

Passenger recorded video of the engine without its cover as the plane flew over the Pacific.

"That looks bad, plane and simple," he wrote on describing the sight of pieces of from the front of the engine cowling.

Another passenger, Jeff Carter, posted a video showing the shaking in the cabin as the plane descended to land.

He heard a "big metallic bang," he said, and then the plane began to shake.

said the pilots safely landed the at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, taxied to the gate, and the passengers got off the plane as they normally would.

The 777 is powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW4000-112 inch engines, the engine's manufacturer said.

"is supporting the authorities in their investigation," the report quoted the company as saying said in a statement.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:10 IST