Engine Issues Prompt Europe-Bound Boeing 777 To Return To Houston

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

A United Airlines flight bound for Amsterdam returned to Bush Intercontinental Airport shortly following takeoff after it started experiencing engine issues.

United Airlines Flight 58 landed without incident at 5:13 p.m.

According to airline officials, the crew identified an undisclosed issue with one of the engines and decided to return to the airport as a precautionary measure.

"Our maintenance team will review the aircraft and we are re-accommodating all the customers on an alternative airplane," United Airlines said in a prepared statement.

The Boeing 777 aircraft was carrying 223 passengers and 15 crew members.

United said passengers were to be booked on another airline while maintenance workers examine the aircraft. The Chicago-based airline has a hub in Houston.

Source: KTRK, Houston


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