When Barbara Underwood saw the fire Outside the right plane engine During her flight home aboard United Airlines to Hawaii on Saturday, she could only think of one thing she was doing.
“I turned back on texting and said our last goodbye to our kids. Now we didn’t know what was going to happen. It was so scary,” Kawai woman Hawaiian News said now.
Underwood was flying with her husband from Denver to Honolulu on United Flight 328 when the horrific accident began to unfold, she told the port.
She was looking out the window when she noticed the engine seemed to be vibrating.
“Then while I was looking at her, the fire exploded,” she said of the stricken Right Engine.
And this thing circling around it flew off and then was just smoking. And she said, “Oh my God, I don’t know what will happen next.”
She said most of the people on the ship don’t even realize what happened.
After the hacked plane returned to the airport, the majority of passengers simply boarded a new United plane and continued their journey to Honolulu, United said in a statement late Saturday.
Those who did not want to travel obtained hotel accommodation.
The airline said it was working with federal agencies investigating the accident.