United flight from San Francisco to Hawaii lands safely after engine fails over Pacific

SAN FRANCISCO -- A United Airlines flight has landed safely in Hawaii after one of its engines failed over the Pacific during a flight that began in San Francisco.

The damaged engine can be seen in video a passenger tweeted from United Airlines Flight 1175.

The flight took off from San Francisco International Airport just after 9 a.m. and landed at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 2:42 p.m.

The aircraft involved is a Boeing 777. It has two engines and is designed to fly on just one engine for more than three hours over water.

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