A United Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in San Francsico, Calif. Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mechanical problem forces United Airlines flight back to SFO

A United Airlines flight that was forced to turn around and head back to San Francisco on Monday after one of its engines experienced mechanical problems has landed safely, according to an airline spokesperson.

Flight 837 left San Francisco International Airport at 11:36 a.m. with 202 passengers and 15 crewmembers aboard, United spokesperson Erin Benson said.

The flight was headed to Narita, Japan, but the Boeing 747 began experiencing problems in one of its four engines and had to turn around and come back, Benson said.

The airline is now working to find alternate flights for customers on other aircraft, Benson said.

The pilot did not declare an emergency as a result of the engine problem.Bay Area News

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