Boeing 777 Experiences Mid-Flight Engine Explosion; “Loud Bang” Heard From Ground

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.” 

Vanderveen tweeted: 

“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. 

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.

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. 

Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/20/2021 – 16:29

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