Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu experienced a scare in the air Tuesday.
According to photos and video from people on board, it appears the cowling, or cover, fell off one of the engines.
Passengers tell us it all at started 40 minutes before they were about to land.
“We heard a really loud bang and the right engine went. It was a lot of smoke,” said passenger Holly Lynch.
“The engine right where we were sitting, which would have been on the right side of the plane, was completely blown,” said passenger Karyn Dove-Mitchell.
Passengers tell us the plane shook violently, descended, and slowed down.
“I grabbed (my son) Jack, and I put him in the seat and I buckled him in, and he started crying and then it was nonstop shaking,” said passenger Lori Shanks.
“Every once in a while it started tipping so I had some fears about that,” said passenger Kathleen Clifford. “I turned on my phone. I took this video, and at the end, I told my family I love them.”