Boeing 777 Experiences Mid-Flight Engine Explosion; “Loud Bang” Heard From Ground
9NEWS’ Chris Vanderveen reports United flight 328 has returned to Denver International Airport after passengers heard a “loud bang.”
“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.”
He also tweeted a video from a passenger during landing. The video clearly shows the engine sustained damage.
This is the moment United flight 328 landed in DIA
You can see damage to right engine.
— Chris Vanderveen (@chrisvanderveen) February 20, 2021
Twitter user Kieran Cain posted a picture of the “giant metal engine piece just landed in this Broomfield person’s yard after a plane flying over experienced explosion.”
More images of the metal engine part.
Engine parts land in a sports field filled with people. No word is anyone was injured.
“Incredible photos by Hayden Smith of UA328 suffering an engine failure shortly after departing Denver,” tweeted Tamas K-L.
One Twitter user allegedly shows a video of the plane returning to Denver International Airport.
Here is the plane flying back to DEN near City Park in Denver at 1:13PM, 3 minutes after being diverted. Saw a low flying plane and decided to look it up. Noticed it was diverted back to Denver. No smoke. pic.twitter.com/QWovmpFyl0
— Morgan G (@MorganGurard) February 20, 2021
Broomfield Police told 9NEWS “metal parts fell from the sky on Saturday, possibly from a passing aircraft in the the Broomfield area.”
FlightAware shows United flight 328 is a Boeing 777-200. Here’s the plane’s flight path this afternoon as it appears the aircraft took off from Denver International Airport and then immediately returned.
Sat, 02/20/2021 – 16:29