Hawaiian Boeing 717 Rejects Take-Off Due to Engine Failure

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A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N478HA performing flight HA-144 from Lihue, HI to Honolulu, HI (USA), was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected take-off at high speed (about 90 knots over ground) due to an engine (BR715) failure.

  • The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.
  • Passengers reported there was a loud bang, then the brakes came on. Some passengers reported they believed the aircraft had already begun rotation for take-off when the take-off was rejected.

Source: avherald.com