United 777 loses cowling on approach to Honolulu

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 lost an engine cowling on approach to Honolulu International airport on 13 February.

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The aircraft operating flight 1175 to Honolulu from San Francisco landed safely with all passengers deplaning at the gate, the Chicago-based carrier says.

United adds that the pilots followed all “necessary protocols” before landing in Honolulu.

The 777-200 (registration N773UA, MSN 26929) has two Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engines, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows. It was delivered new to United in January 1996.

The aircraft had 89,142 hours and 16,221 cycles in November 2017, the database shows.