Engine catches fire on United flight just before landing in Houston

Some United Airlines passengers are happy to be safe on the ground after an engine caught fire while they were landing in Houston last night.

The flight coming into George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Newark, New Jersey came down safely, but one passenger said the landing was anything but normal.

“I heard a really loud bang. And looked around the plane. It woke me up. Shortly after that, it started vibrating a lot. The vibration got worse. I saw a flash of light outside the window. I was sitting on the wing where the engine had an issue,” says passenger Chris Morrison. “They brought the plane down slowly. As soon as the plane landed, the power went out. The plane kind of glided to a stop. The captain came on, told everyone to evacuate off the plane.“

Passengers used emergency exits to get off the plane.