United Airlines B777 Diverted To Pacific Island

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    A United Airlines B777 was diverted to the small Pacific island of Midway Thursday night after a burning smell filled the cabin. The smell arose over the island over one of the most remote areas to fly over in the world. United Airlines has said that it was a mechanical issue, but they are declining to comment any further. It is likely that the issue could have been more serious than just a simple mechanical issue. It also caused quite a scare for the passengers on board. According to Teresita Smith, a passenger from Maryland who was on board the flight with 25 family members, “The smell was getting stronger…it smelled like something burning.” Initially, the flight had been delayed for departure from Honolulu because of the odor. However, the flight was later cleared for the 8-hour flight to Guam. The flight was initially delayed for 3 hours. According to Smith, five hours into the flight, the odor came back and began impacting the flight. Smith said, “In the back section of the plane alarms were going off.” After the pilot announced that they would be diverting to Midway, the plane had a sudden drop, which scared the passengers on [...] The post United Airlines B777 Diverted To Pacific Island appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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