United Plane Diverted to Midway Islands in the Pacific

Flight from Hawaii to Guam had an emergency landing after burning smell was reported.
1:41 | 07/11/14

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for United Plane Diverted to Midway Islands in the Pacific
We have some late breaking developments tonight on -- United Airlines flight 201. From Honolulu to Guam it was diverted over the middle of the Pacific Ocean last night for an emergency landing on midway island. Passenger -- Christie dismissed from Maryland was traveling with 25 members of her family telling ABC news there was a burning smell on board the plane. Even before they took off. Relentless -- who has now that they -- -- -- that up by. What it now why they it was back of ratings. And now me and all of Asia's they would it would cost child. And it took about -- -- it is. And five hours into the flight she says the burning smell intensified. That's when flight attendants announced they'd be making an emergency landing. I had overheard something to do it is talking. And they were talking about. I'm now getting stronger and able kind of thing that -- going back Hawaii. And then another it would it actually not a kind of actions back. According to -- Reseda folks onboard were very scared and shaken up she said they felt like quote. They were in an episode of lost with a broken plane on a remote island in the middle of the night. Passengers were evacuated to -- nearby abandoned -- United Airlines is confirming tonight the Boeing 777. Suffered a mechanical issue. The plane in question is still on the ground on midway island but the passengers returned safely to Hawaii on a rescue plane. And are now reportedly headed to their original destination. Which was --

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":24532340,"title":"United Plane Diverted to Midway Islands in the Pacific","duration":"1:41","description":"Flight from Hawaii to Guam had an emergency landing after burning smell was reported.","url":"/WNT/video/united-plane-diverted-midway-islands-pacific-24532340","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}