Terrifying video shows jet engine falling apart mid-flight on its way from San Francisco to Honolulu UAL, BA

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The engine of a plane traveling from San Francisco to Hawaii fell apart mid-flight on Tuesday.

Photos and videos shared on Twitter show the terrifying incident as it unfolded.

Flight UA1175 ultimately landed safely, with one passenger calling it the "scariest flight of my life."

Passengers on a United flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii, were shaken on Tuesday when one of the plane's engines began to fall apart mid-flight.

Photos and videos posted on social media show the parts peeling off the Boeing 777-222 aircraft's engine in mid-air, with its inner workings becoming steadily more exposed. "Scariest flight of my life," one passenger tweeted.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Ken Rogoff on the next financial crisis and the future of bitcoinSee Also:Demand for Lincoln's new Navigator SUV is so high that Ford is spending 25 million to upgrade the factory that builds itThe Macan Turbo is a fire-breathing Porsche sports car in an SUV bodyA Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing