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United Plane Showers Debris Near Denver After Engine Failure
A Boeing 777-200 operated by United Airlines made an emergency return to Denver International Airport on Saturday following an engine failure that rained debris on a city suburb. The airline said no-one aboard was injured. United Flight 328 was headed from Denver to Honolulu when the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said by email. The plane landed safely back at Denver after its right engine failed, the FAA said in a statement. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
Boeing said on Sunday that it supports a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Japan's aviation authority to ground some of the company's 777-series aircraft after an engine on one of those jets exploded while flying over Colorado.
The companyon its website that it "is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328," which landed in Denver after making an emergency stop due to the explosion. No injuries were reported.
"Boeing supports the decision yesterday by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, and the FAA's action today to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. We are working with these regulators as they take actions while these planes are on the ground and further inspections are conducted by Pratt & Whitney," said a company spokesperson.
Passenger video shows terrifying moment United Flight 328 engine caught fire
People aboard the flight, which carried 231 travelers and 10 crew members, recorded the engine in flames as it sailed through the sky. Video showed the frightening sight of the plane’s motor stripped down and on fire.The plane's crew managed to land safely back at Denver following the brief, but harrowing, departure.Authorities asked residents in the Broomfield area to leave the metal parts that fell from the sky as investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board "wants all debris to remain in place for investigation.”Broomfield police said Saturday there were no reports of injuries.
The move comes the same day as video of the incident was shared widely on Twitter, showing Denver-area residents at a local dog park fleeing for cover as engine debris rains from the sky.
- Claire Armstrong (@BAREESTHETICSCO) we were at the dog park when we heard the loud boom from the airplane and pieces of the plane started falling
"After consulting with my team of aviation safety experts about yesterday's engine failure aboard a Boeing 777 airplane in Denver, I have directed them to issue an Emergency Airworthiness Directive that would require immediate or stepped-up inspections of Boeing 777 airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines," FAA Administrator Steve Dicksonposted on Twitter earlier Sunday.
After Dickson's announcement,that United Airlines said it would be removing 24 Boeing 777 airplanes from its fleet that use the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 "immediately."
Boeing share weaker: Boeing 777 has to make an emergency landing in Moscow - million dollar fine for disregarding conditions .
After an engine failure, a Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in the Russian capital Moscow. © Provided by Finanz.net MIKE CLARKE / AFP / Getty Images A few days after the engine failure of an Boeing 777 in the USA, another wide-body jet of this type made an emergency landed in the Russian capital Moscow. On the flight from Hong Kong to Madrid there were problems with the left engine on Friday night, several Russian media reported unanimously, citing unspecified sources.