United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

Pablo Tucker
February 21, 2021

Pilots aboard the Boeing 777-200, which was carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members, issued a mayday call to air traffic controllers but managed to return safely to the airport at around 1:30, CNN reports.

Check out these photos that were captured and posted out in Broomfield, where police shared images of massive chunks of debris from what appears to be the turbine engine and other parts of the plane laid scattered about on the lawns of folks in neighborhoods below.

ATC recordings of United Airlines pilot's Mayday

In the second incident of its kind today, the engine of a United Airlines Boeing 777 exploded with debris falling on houses below. There are reports of property damage, according to North Metro Fire. Denver-based investigators are responding, the NTSB says.

United Airlines flight UA328 suffered an engine failure shortly after departing Denver International Airport on 20 February 2020. There were no reported injuries onboard. Police are asking people in the community if they come across debris to leave it where it is.

"We saw it go over, we heard the big explosion, we looked up, there was black smoke in the sky", Kieran Cain said.

United flight 328 was headed to Honolulu at the time, the FAA said. All deplaned and were transported back to the terminal.

Broomfield police urged residents not to touch or move the debris. The airline said it is now working on getting the customers a new flight to Honolulu over the next few hours.

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation, according to the FAA, which also plans to assist in the case. Pieces landed in the town of Broomfield, located between Denver and Boulder.

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