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US Passenger video shows terrifying moment United Flight 328 engine caught fire

19:51  21 february  2021
19:51  21 february  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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A passenger on a United Airlines flight captured the moment one of the plane's engines caught fire and began to fall apart after it departed Denver, Colorado, on Saturday.

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A pilot on United Flight 328 to Honolulu told air traffic control that the plane had an "engine failure" after reporting a "mayday,” authorities said. Large pieces of metal debris landed in the neighboring city of Broomfield, Colorado.

a large passenger jet flying through a clear blue sky: United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire after it called a Mayday alert, over Denver, Colo., on Feb. 20, 2021. (Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280) © Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280 United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire after it called a Mayday alert, over Denver, Colo., on Feb. 20, 2021. (Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280)

Passengers 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.

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