Video shows United flight 328 engine on fire as it spewed debris across Colorado neighbourhoods
- Though it landed safely, videos from the ground and sky show United flight 328's engine in flames.
- A passenger on the plane took a video of the engine on fire and rattling in the air.
- Authorities said no one on the plane or on the ground was injured in the event.
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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 neighbourhoods, including a massive piece that narrowly missed someone's home.
None of the flight's 231 passengers and ten 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.
Photos from after the landing showed charred remnants of the engine.
—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.
—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.