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'Scariest flight of my life': Passengers frightened on flight over Pacific

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(Source: Twitter/@Maria Falaschi) (Source: Twitter/@Maria Falaschi)

(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.

Erik Haddad shared a video of the same damaged engine and included an aeronautical pun.

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According to Flightradar24, a flight tracking service, the United Airlines flight 1175 landed safely in Honolulu despite some frayed nerves among the passengers. No injuries were reported. 

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