Published On: Mon, Oct 19th, 2015

United Airlines engine fire over the Pacific 90 minutes into a flight from Honolulu

1402456183united_airlinesA Boeing 767-400ER operated as United Airlines flight 144 departed Honolulu, Hawaii at 4.25pm on Saturday for a 10 hour non stop domestic flight from Honolulu, Hawaii to Washington DC Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The twin engine Boeing 767 long-range, wide-body jet landed back to Honolulu about 3 1/2 hours later.

The reason: A fire was reported from one of the engines about 1 1/2 hours into the flight over the Pacific Ocean.

The plane landed safely and all passengers left the airliner and took off about 4 hours later.

A reason for the fire is not yet known. United Airlines was unable to be reached.