HONOLULU — A Delta Air Lines jumbo jet out of Los Angeles with 112 people aboard lost power in an engine over the Pacific but landed safely early today after flying 400 miles on its two remaining engines with a military escort, officials said.
The 100 passengers aboard Flight 1563 continued watching a movie during the incident and were unaware that the engine had shut down, Delta spokesman Lew Malin said.
Flight 1563 was on its way from Los Angeles to Honolulu when the pilot declared an emergency 400 miles northeast of Honolulu International Airport, air traffic controller James Miura said. The plane landed safely.
Malin said it will take an inspection of the DC-10's No. 2 engine, located in the tail, to determine why it conked out during the flight.