Engine problem forced Las Vegas-bound plane to land in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unscheduled stop in Nebraska on Saturday after a pilot reported an engine problem.

Lincoln Airport communications operator Mark Grant said the Boeing 777 had 326 passengers and crew on board when it took off from O’Hare International Airport.

The pilots turned back after the plane lost one of its engines about 70 miles (112.65 km) west of Lincoln.Grant said the pilot safely landed the plane at Lincoln Airport at 11:41 a.m.

United Airlines described what happened as a “technical issue” in a news release, saying another plane could be sent to Lincoln to pick up passengers on Flight 1888 and complete the trip. rice field.