An engine on a United Airlines plane heading to Honolulu from Denver caught fire mid-fight on Saturday, causing debris to land in Colorado neighborhoods. One passenger has shared a video to social media that shows the engine catching fire from the inside.
Authorities say large metal sections of the Boeing 777 plane fell onto a neighborhood near Denver shortly after take off. Flight 328 turned back and landed safely in the city with no reported injuries or deaths after suffering failure to the right engine, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. There were 231 passengers and 10 additional crew members on board the aircraft.
“Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. My parents are on this flight. Everyone’s okay though!” one social media user tweeted, alongside a dramatic video showing the engine on fire.
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The Broomfield Police Department said that debris dropped on several neighborhoods in the area around 1:08 p.m. local time and confirmed that there were no related injuries. The department also shared photos on the ground, which appeared to show debris scattered on a field.
Authorities have urged people to refrain from touching or moving the debris as the National Transportation Safety Board intends to investigate the scene and incident.
We reached out to the Broomfield Police Department for further information.
A separate flight, United Airlines 1932, experienced a mechanical issue during a flight earlier on Saturday, causing the plane to make an emergency landing at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, according to local news. The plane landed safety just after 10 a.m. local time after departing Cancun, Mexico at around 8:45 a.m.