A passenger plane bound for Honolulu landed safely at Denver International Airport after experiencing engine problems, including some of the planes landing near the take-off location.
Officials at Denver International Airport confirmed to CNN that United Airlines Flight 328 took off from the airport on Saturday but had to return after experiencing an engine failure. The pilot can safely land the plane back to the airport.
After takeoff, residents on the ground near the airport heard a loud noise.
For the first time, police in Broomfield, Colorado, in the northern suburb of Denver, reported the phone call of a large piece of aircraft that landed in a nearby residential area.
Several images shared by the Broomfield Police Department showed large pieces of aircraft scattered in front of several houses, one of which appeared to depict a large part of the engine. Fragments of the plane were also located on a nearby football field.
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A resident on the ground shared an image of the plane flying overhead, which showed that the correct-looking engine was on fire.
Then, a video shared online by passengers on the plane described damage to the right engine of the jet during an emergency landing. After the plane landed safely, the passengers on the plane cheered in the video.
After the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement.
“A Boeing 777-200 aircraft operated by United Airlines returned to Denver International Airport on Saturday after a right engine failure shortly after takeoff and landed safely. The FAA learned of reports of debris near the flight path of the aircraft. Said: “Passengers took off on runway 26 on the right and then took a bus to the terminal.
“Please contact local officials and airlines for more information about passengers. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. NTSB will be responsible for the investigation and will provide other updates. When the incident occurred, United Flight 328 Flying from Denver to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.
There were no reports of casualties when the plane landed, and passengers had to evacuate directly to the airport apron. Then shuttle them from the tarmac back to the terminal.
The Broomfield police have urged residents of the area not to move or touch any aircraft wreckage if they land near their homes. The police station said on Twitter: “@NTSB hopes to leave all fragments in place for investigation.”