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Several videos posted on social media on Saturday showed United Airlines flight 328 soaring through the sky with one engine on fire just before the plane landed safely at a Denver airport.
The plane, a Boeing 777-200, dropped debris throughout several Colorado neighborhoods, including a massive piece that narrowly missed someone’s home.
None of the flight’s 231 passengers and 10 crew members were injured, nor was anyone on the ground below, authorities said.
One video showed the engine rattling ominously and engulfed in flames.
Another video from a driver’s dashboard camera showed the moment the engine exploded in the sky, leaving behind a plume of black smoke.
🎞️VIDEO OF ENGINE EXPLOSION
From the Dash Cam of Zach Allen In Broomfield: https://t.co/6Syowuy9yI pic.twitter.com/SVqE55TlPN
— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanCBS4) February 20, 2021
Photos from after the landing showed charred remnants of the engine.
Pictures from the ground show the engine on United 328 absolutely destroyed. The engine was on fire in the air. We understand that it is a Boeing 777 on its way to Hawaii. #9News pic.twitter.com/XAlRabKxeh
— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) February 20, 2021
The plane had taken off from Denver International Airport in Colorado, en route to Honolulu, Hawaii. It safely returned to the airport shortly after takeoff.
In another video, passengers could be heard cheering and clapping after the plane touched down.
This is the moment United flight 328 landed in DIA
You can see damage to right engine.
Video: Troy Lewis #9news pic.twitter.com/wyYqlEEJgZ
— Chris Vanderveen (@chrisvanderveen) February 20, 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight had experienced a right engine failure after takeoff. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.
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Source:: Business Insider