Thanks to social media and cell phone video, there’s incredible footage of the United Airlines engine that dropped from the sky on flight 328 From Denver to Honolulu earlier today.
All 241 people onboard the plane are safe but after seeing the video of the engine on fire (or burning fuel), as the plane turned around to return to the airport, it sure was scary. On top of that, the videos and photos of the engine parts falling from the sky and landing in neighborhoods is arguably even more unsettling.
Below are some of the images and videos of the United plane in the sky and the debris falling from it.
— michaela? (@michaelagiulia) February 20, 2021
A passenger on United 328 took this video of flames shooting out from the engine. Some people told me they said prayers and held their loved ones’ hands as they looked out the window. Flight was on its way to Hawaii from Denver. Glad everyone onboard is safe #9News pic.twitter.com/c8TNYlugU2
— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) February 20, 2021
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) February 20, 2021
United Airlines Boeing 777 operating as flight 328 flying from Denver – Honolulu suffered a serious engine failure on takeoff.
It made an emergency landing and everyone is ok.
Check out these pieces of the engine falling from the sky…pic.twitter.com/1IyBj6Nlf2
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) February 20, 2021
Just spoke to passenger on United flight that had to turn around after passengers heard a “loud bang”.
Flight was able to return to DIA. No injuries immediately reported on board.
Plane was headed to Honolulu according to passenger. #9news
— Chris Vanderveen (@chrisvanderveen) February 20, 2021
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) February 20, 2021
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 20, 2021
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 20, 2021
?️VIDEO OF ENGINE EXPLOSION
— Ryan Greene ? (@RyanCBS4) February 20, 2021
— Matt Mauro (@mattmauronews) February 21, 2021
NOW: We are watching as @NTSB and @united crews pick up pieces of a Boeing 777 engine that exploded over Broomfield, Colorado today. No one on plane or the ground was injured. @KDVR @channel2kwgn @mattmauronews pic.twitter.com/9z7yiUF1LH
— Nicole Fierro (@FierroNicole) February 21, 2021
Thank God this story has a happy ending but it will no doubt leave a lasting impression for all of those involved and probably those that weren’t. It just goes to show how safe flying really is and that the pilots were well trained.