Terrifying! United Airlines Flight Catches Fire Mid-Air Due To Engine Failure
United Airlines flight experienced engine failure just after takeoff from Denver International Airport last week.
According to reports, the airport spokesperson informed that the Honolulu bound United Flight 328 with 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board returned to the airport around 1:30 p.m. after suffering an engine issue.
An India Today report states that the Boeing 777-200 plane was heading to Honolulu when it suffered engine failure soon after takeoff.
Images posted by police in Broomfield, Colorado appeared to show plane debris on the ground, including an engine cowling scattered outside a home and what appeared to be other parts on a turf field. Police tape was used to cordon off the debris.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a statement asserted that the Boeing 777-200 safely landed at the airport after “experiencing a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff.”
“The FAA is aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the aeroplane’s flight path,” read the statement.
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“Flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency crews as a precaution. There are no reported injuries onboard. We are in contact with the FAA, NTSB and local law enforcement”, tweeted the airline.
Engine failure on Boeing 777 United aircraft. Plane took off from Denver and returned safely in 20 minutes. Engine parts fell soon after take off. Pilots flew the aircraft back safely. Look at the engine, it's hardly in shape. pic.twitter.com/gByQ9Sj85q— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) February 21, 2021
Speaking to the Denver Post, one of the passengers said, “I can honestly say I thought we were going to die at one point — because we started dropping altitude right after the explosion.”
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According to New York Post, after the compromised craft returned to the airport, the majority of folks on the flight simply boarded a new United plane and continued on their journey to Honolulu.
The Broomfield Police Department took to Twitter and shared photos of some of the scattered pieces.
Another photo of debris from a home off Elmwood in @broomfield. pic.twitter.com/VXEHEMpeDD— Broomfield Police (@BroomfieldPD) February 20, 2021
“If you find debris PLEASE don’t touch it or move it. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) wants all debris to remain in place for investigation. Thank you”, it tweeted, adding that NTSB is sending a team to take over the investigation.
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