Plane debris falls onto Denver suburbs as pilots make emergency landing

  • Plane debris falls onto Denver suburbs as pilots make emergency landing

Plane debris falls onto Denver suburbs as pilots make emergency landing

There were no reports of injuries on the aircraft or on the ground. Flight UA328 bound for Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport was forced to return to Denver just a few minutes into the flight after the right-hand engine malfunctioned.

Broomfield police tweeted images showing what appears to be a part of the outer cover of the plane's massive jet engine land in the front yard of a home near 13th and Elmwood.

Passengers onboard described a "large explosion" shortly after take-off.

This story has a happy ending. the plane - a United flight - is said to have landed safely at Denver International Airport - where it had departed on its way to Honolulu.

It sounds like if you were in the area and outside, you couldn't have missed this. because people captured footage of the plane when it first started going up in flames - and it apparently made a loud boom noise.

He added that he and his wife placed their wallets in their pockets so that "in case we did go down, we could be ID'd".

As of Saturday afternoon, neither the FAA nor United had released any information regarding possible causes of the engine failure.

"If you find debris PLEASE don't touch it or move it". However, police said that the aircraft scattered debris in multiple places as it was flying over Broomfield.

"We saw it go over, we heard the big explosion, we looked up, there was black smoke in the sky", Kieran Cain said. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be carrying out an investigation.