Posted: 15:04 GMT, Dec. February 2021 | Updated: 17:51 GMT, Dec. February 2021

Terrified United Airlines passengers clapped in relief when their flight landed safely in Denver on Saturday after suffering a catastrophic engine failure shortly after takeoff

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft, carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members, flew from Denver International Airport to Honolulu on Saturday when debris hit the aircraft’s right engine and it went up in flames

The captain had made an announcement over the intercom when a large explosion shook the cabin, accompanied by a bright flash of lightning

Passengers remembered their horror when they looked out the window and saw the engine case and chunks of fiberglass falling off the plane and thick black smoke coming out of the wing

The incident forced the pilot to attempt an emergency landing in Denver just 20 minutes after takeoff at around 1:30 p.m. local time

The video captured on board flight UA328 captured the moment it safely landed on the runway and caused applause and relief from the cabin

Terrified United Airlines passengers clapped in relief when their flight landed safely in Denver on Saturday after a catastrophic engine failure

The video captured of passengers aboard flight UA328, which carried 231 travelers and 10 crew members, shows the engine burning

Aviation safety experts said the aircraft, a 26-year-old 777, appeared to have suffered an uncontrolled and catastrophic engine failure

Such an event is extremely rare and occurs when giant spinning disks in the engine break down and damage the armored casing around the engine that is designed to contain the damage, said John Cox, aviation safety expert and retired airline pilot who is one Aviation safety advisory firm called Safety Operating Systems runs

Before it landed safely, large pieces of debris had fallen from the plane in the Denver suburbs, narrowly missing houses and other buildings

Passenger David Delucia remembered for the Denver Post taking his wife’s hand after the explosion and saying, “We’re done for”

“The plane started shaking violently and we lost altitude and went under,” said Delucia, who was sitting with the failed engine directly across from the side. “When it initially happened I thought we were done. I thought we go down

“I honestly say I thought we were going to die someday,” he said, adding that he and his wife took their wallets with their driver’s licenses and put them in their pockets so that “in case we go down” we could to be identified ‘

In an audio recording, a United pilot could be heard making a Mayday call to air traffic control

“Mayday, planes that have just had an engine failure must turn immediately,” the pilot said, according to audio from the liveatcnet monitoring website, which was verified by Reuters

Flames were seen from the aircraft’s engine after it crashed at Jan.000 feet had exploded Miraculously nobody was injured

The Broomfield Police Department posted photos on Twitter showing large, circular debris leaning against a suburban home about 25 miles north of Denver

Kirby Klements from Denver was at his house with his wife when they heard a huge booming noise, he said. A few seconds later the couple saw a massive piece of debris flying past their window into the back of Klements’ truck, which Crush the cabin and push the vehicle into the dirt

He estimated the circular bonnet to be 15 feet in diameter. Fine bits of fiberglass insulation used in the aircraft engine fell “like ashes” from the sky for about 10 minutes, and several large pieces of insulation landed in his back yard

“If it had been 10 feet different, it would have landed right above the house,” he said in a telephone interview with AP. “And if someone had been in the truck, they would have been dead”

The Broomfield Police Department posted photos on Twitter showing large, circular debris leaning against a suburban home about 25 miles north of Denver

Additional debris was found on the grass field at Commons Park and in the Northmoor and Red Leaf sections of Broomfield

The department has urged locals not to move any found debris, stating that “all debris should remain in place for investigation”

Broomfield is a suburb about 25 miles north of Denver. Tyler Thal, who lives in the area, said he was walking his family when he noticed a large airliner was flying abnormally low and took out his cell phone, to film it

“As I was looking at it I saw an explosion and then the cloud of smoke and some debris falling from it,” he said

“It was like a speck in the sky and as I watch this I tell my family what I just saw and then we heard the explosion, the plane just kept going and we didn’t see it after that ‘

Cops in Broomfield responded to reports of objects falling from the sky on Saturday afternoon and saw huge metal objects on lawns

This picture from KCNC-TV in Denver shows the damage that was done when rubble fell through the roof into the kitchen of a house in Broomfield, Colo. Thankfully, no one was injured

Parts of the plane landed on a soccer field, as seen in the image above, posted on Twitter by a Broomfield local

Broomfield Police posted this photo showing debris from United Airlines planes scattered over a soccer field

A local resident, Kieran Cain, told CNN he was with his children in a nearby elementary school when the plane flew over seconds later they heard a loud explosion

“We saw it go by, we heard the big explosion, we looked up, there was black smoke in the sky,” Cain told CNN

‘Debris started to rain which, as you know, looked kind of floating down and not very heavy, but now that you look at it it’s huge pieces of metal all over the place

“I was surprised that the plane kept flying, so to speak, non-stop, without really changing its trajectory or doing anything,” he said

A man who said he was a passenger on the flight tweeted, “I’m on # UA328, pilots did a great job because it was loud, shaking and scary as hell back here”Firefighters got us on the asphalt ‘

Another passenger, Travis Loock, told CNN he heard a boom about 20 minutes after the flight started

“There was a big boom and the kind of noises you don’t want to hear when you’re on the plane,” said Loock, who was flying with his wife

“And I immediately put up my shadow and was pretty scared to see the engine on my side was missing’

“We were just glad we weren’t over the sea because that’s where we went,” he said

Loock told CNN that although the fear was palpable on board, everyone was “very calm” when the explosion took place

“A lot of people couldn’t see the engine on this side, right, so I was a little freaked out because I could see it and I knew that wasn’t right,” he said

Aviation safety experts said the aircraft appeared to have suffered an uncontrolled and catastrophic engine failure – an extremely rare occurrence

Pilots often practice dealing with such an event and would have turned off everything flammable in the engine, including fuel and hydraulic fluid, immediately with a single switch

In a statement to DailyMaicom, United, said: “Flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu had an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency personnel as a precautionary measure

“We made sure our customers were comfortable and looked after at Denver International Airport while we prepared another plane to take them to Honolulu

Former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Jim Hall, cited the incident as yet another example of “cracks in our aviation safety culture that need to be addressed” ‘

Hall, who served on the board from 1994 to 2001, criticized the FAA for the past decade as “drifting in to let manufacturers take over aviation oversight that the public paid for” ‘

The last fatality on a flight with a US airline was such an engine failure on a flight of Southwest Airlines from New York to Dallas in April 2018

One passenger was killed when the engine was over 30Crumbled 000 feet over Pennsylvania and debris hit the plane and broke the window next to her seat. She was forced out of the window halfway before other passengers pulled her back inside

In this case, the failure was attributed to a broken fan blade in a Boeing 737 engine

Since the American-made Boeing 777 wide-body aircraft made its maiden flight in June 1994, it has been involved in 29 aviation incidents and accidents, killing 541 people

Of these, three were hijackings, while eight caused fuselage losses – or “total loss” of the aircraft

Crash investigators investigate on Jan. January 2008 at Heathrow Airport wreckage and debris from grounded British Airways Flight 38

A British Airways plane landed at Heathrow Airport, slightly injuring 47 passengers and sparking an investigation into why the Boeing 777, flown in from Beijing, landed just outside the runway

Fire engines choked the plane in foam after landing at the world’s busiest international airport badly damaged its wings and tore off the landing gear

Aviation commentators said the fact that the plane had just cleared the perimeter fence, hit the ground shortly before the runway, and then stalled indicated a massive blackout in the final stages of the landing

The wheels of the plane, which had only undergone a routine maintenance check a month earlier, were still a few hundred meters from the runway in the field where it crashed

The picture above shows damage to the nose portion of EgyptAir flight 667 in Cairo after a fire pierced the cockpit before it was due to depart for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in July 2011

An EgyptAir Boeing 777-200 was evacuated from Cairo International Airport after a fire broke out in the cockpit as it prepared for take-off

All 307 passengers survived, but the fire, which was probably caused by an electrical fault, damaged the aircraft beyond repair

Seven people were treated for smoke inhalation. The flight was supposed to land in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The wreck of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it was seen in this aerial photo from Jan. July 2013 crashed at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco

Two teenage girls were killed and more than 180 people injured when a flight operated by South Korean airline Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport

Two passengers who were not wearing seat belts were thrown from the plane and killed during the crash

The Boeing 777, which carried 291 passengers and 16 crew members, was flown from Seoul to San Francisco

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board accused the pilots and crew of over-reliance on automated systems and of incorrectly flying the aircraft during landing

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 became one of the world’s greatest mysteries in aviation when it was released on Aug. March 2014 on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared

The Boeing 777-200ER was missing with 239 people on boardMalaysia, China and Australia canceled a two-year underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean worth 130 million US dollars in January 2017 after no trace of the aircraft was found

Salvage workers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine load debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in November 2014 – four months after the aircraft was shot down

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 flew on Jan. July 2014 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from the territory of the pro-Moscow rebels during the fighting in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 on board Russia has denied any involvement

A Dutch-led international Joint Investigation (JIT) team spent years collecting evidence before issuing arrest warrants in 2019 against the four suspects: Russians Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Igor Girkin, and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko

The picture above, taken in September 2015, shows a British Airways Boeing 777 airliner that went up in flames on the runway at Las Vegas McCarran Airport

A British Airways jetliner engine caught fire in Las Vegas as the plane was about to take off for London, forcing all 172 passengers and crew to escape on evacuation slides as smoke and flames engulfed the plane

Several passengers had to be treated in hospital for minor injuries after the Boeing 777 took off One of those in attendance said smoke caused people to rush to the front of the plane, causing panic scenes

A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire after returning to Changi Airport in Singapore following an engine oil warning However, all passengers were safe

The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, on Aug. It landed at Changi Airport at around 6:50 a.m. on June 6, 2016, and emergency services put out the fire and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew members on board

SIA flight SQ368 took off at 2:05 a.m., but about two hours after the flight began, the pilot announced that an engine problem had occurred and the flight would return to Singapore

The picture above shows Emirates Flight 521 after a crash attempting to abort a landing in Dubai after it flown in from India in August 2016

All 300 passengers and crew were safely evacuated, but one firefighter died fighting the fire after the Boeing 777-300 arriving from India caught fire after sliding on its fuselage across the runway at Dubai Airport

All 300 passengers and crew safely evacuated the jet, but a firefighter died fighting the flames after the Boeing 777-300 arriving from India caught fire after sliding on its fuselage down the runway at Dubai Airport

Investigators said the pilot failed to notice that the Boeing 777’s engine thrust settings remained too low, and that a procedure was aborted

Terrifying footage captured the moment when a Boeing 777 was engulfed by a huge fire and smoke at an airport in China July 2020 around 4 p.m. on fire

A Boeing 777 plane went up in flames in front of shocked passengers today when it was parked in one of China’s busiest airports

The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire around 4 p.m. local time on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

The fire was extinguished about an hour later, local authorities said no injuries or deaths were reported

Shocking images show smoke and flames engulfing the Boeing 777 while several emergency vehicles run towards the burning aircraft

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