Why you shouldn't freak out if your plane loses an engine

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    • A United Airlines Boeing 777 and a Delta Air Lines Airbus A330 both made emergency landings due to engine problems on Tuesday.
    • Both planes landed safely, but the five passengers on the Delta flight were injured during the evacuation.
    • Engine malfunctions are increasingly rare these days but do still occur.
    • Modern twin-engine airliners are designed to fly hours on end using a single engine.

    On Tuesday, a United Airlines Boeing 777 landed in Honolulu missing the cowling or cover on the front one of its engines.

    United Airlines won't confirm whether the incident rendered the engine operable, but images of the engine after landing in Hawaii along with passenger statements of severe vibrations would indicate it was likely shut down by the flight crew.
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