United jet returns to Houston with engine trouble

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Associated Press

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 8:02 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines jet headed to Amsterdam returned to Houston shortly after takeoff after problems were reported with one of its two engines.

United Flight 58 left Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport about 3:30 p.m. CDT Thursday. A statement from the airline says the Boeing 777 landed safely in Houston at 5:13 p.m. None of the 223 passengers and 15 crew members was injured.

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.

A Boeing 777 was involved in the July 6 crash in San Francisco of an Asiana flight from Seoul, South Korea. Three people were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board says it has found no mechanical or computer problems with the plane.

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