Passengers on United Flight 328 going from Denver to Honolulu experienced a terrifying situation when the plane’s engine caught on fire while still in the air.
On Saturday afternoon people in the Denver area noticed a plane dropping debris from the sky.
Via ABC NY
A commercial airliner experiencing engine trouble Saturday dropped debris in several Colorado neighborhoods while making an emergency landing, officials said.
Police in Broomfield, a city about 20 miles north of Denver, released a photograph of a circular, automobile-sized piece of debris next to a local house.
Authorities told ABC News the debris came from United Flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, which departed from Denver around 12:15 p.m. local time and was headed to Honolulu.
The plane experienced “a right-engine failure” shortly after takeoff, so it turned around and landed safety back at Denver International Airport, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.
— Claire Armstrong (@BAREESTHETICSCO) February 20, 2021
JUST IN: Denver International Airport officials tell us United Airlines Flight 328 bound for Honolulu returned to the airport after an engine problem. Neighbors heard a loud boom, took these photos of what look like Boeing 777 engine nacelle in their yards. pic.twitter.com/mklpz3VG4F
— Pete Muntean (@petemuntean) February 20, 2021
One video from inside the plane shows the engine on fire while mid-flight.
— michaela🦋 (@michaelagiulia) February 20, 2021
Eventually, the plane returned to Denver airport and everyone was okay.