FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, a United plane prepares to land at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
KTVU.com and wires
SAN FRANCISCO —
A United Airlines flight bound for Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday night, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
Pilots aboard United Flight 863 declared an emergency a short time after taking off from SFO at 10:45 p.m., FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.
One of four engines powering the Boeing 747-400 apparently failed, Kenitzer said.
The plane turned around and landed safely at SFO without further incident, he said.
A spokesperson for United Airlines did not immediately return a call seeking comment Sunday.
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