A plane had to make an emergency landing in the United States after its jet engine turbine caught fire in a plane on Saturday afternoon. The plane was flying from Denver to Honolulu.
United flight 328 suffered a failure of the right engine shortly after takeoff, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
“United Flight 328 was flying from Denver to Honolulu when it suffered a failure of the right engine. The flight returned to DIA and landed safely. Debris from the Boeing 777 fell on parts of a neighborhood in Broomfield,” Denver7 News reported.
United flight 328 was flying from Denver to Honolulu when it suffered a failure of the right engine. The flight returned to DIA and landed safely. Debris from the Boeing 777 fell on parts of a Broomfield neighborhood https://t.co/aQCMovUVlX pic.twitter.com/nCeHy0JXzF
– Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) February 20, 2021
There were 231 passengers and 10 crew on board, and no injuries were reported.
“I can honestly say that I thought we were going to die at some point – because we started to drop in altitude right after the explosion.” a passenger told Denver Post.
Here is the video of the engine burning:
– Alex (@ eam0906) February 20, 2021
Shortly after takeoff, debris fell from the Boeing 777, with most of the loss occurring from the engine itself or from the wing.
According to Fox 13, the pieces fell in the town of Broomfield, located between Denver and Boulder.
Images of the debris spread across the internet.
Crazy, plane debris falling from the sky over Denver this afternoon after the plane lost an engine. Residents are told not to touch the debris pic.twitter.com/70t0YS8lQb
– Luke (@lukeincanada) February 20, 2021
Broomfield Police Department shared photos of some of the scattered rooms.
Additional debris strewn on the grass of the municipal park. Please avoid the area if possible. pic.twitter.com/tmos5HBVwV
– Broomfield Police (@BroomfieldPD) February 20, 2021
Residents in the area were advised not to touch or move any debris. An investigation into the matter has been initiated by the National Transportation Safety Board.