The plane with 241 people on board scattered debris across multiple neighborhoods in Broomfield, Colorado before landing safely in Denver, officials said

An engine failure occurred on a United Airlines flight with 241 people on board in Broomfield, Colorado. On Saturday afternoon, authorities dropped debris in three neighborhoods before landing safely in Denver

Flight # 328 took off from Denver International Airport at 12:15 p.m. local time, said Alex Renteria, an airport spokeswoman

The FA statement said the aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, had a “right engine failure” shortly after takeoff and that there were reports of debris “near the aircraft’s trajectory”

The flight was from Denver to Daniel K Inouye International Airport in Honolulu when the episode happened

David Gonzalez, a United media representative, said the flight had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board, as a precautionary measure, the flight was picked up by rescue workers when it returned to Denver

He said all passengers and crew had disembarked and taken to an airport terminal. “We are now working on getting our customers on a new flight to Honolulu in the next few hours,” he said
Police in Broomfield, Colorado, which is about 15 miles southeast of Boulder, said unspecified parts of the plane fell in three neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m. local time

A video on Twitter showed a burning engine with parts of its case missing

Rebecca Schulte, a resident, said she saw two pieces just a few doors away from her house. She describes hearing a “low noise” that she compared to an empty dump truck passing over a Pothole drove, and then she heard sirens

As she investigated further, she found a “large metal ring” that landed on the front stairs of a nearby house and hit the handrail

“How it missed the house is a mystery to me,” she said. She said the metal ring was about 10 feet wide

The aircraft was a different model than the Boeing 737 Max, which was on the ground in March 2019 after two fatal crashes

In a statement, Boeing said, “We are pleased to hear that United Airlines Flight 328 has safely returned to Denver. Boeing technical advisors are backing the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board with its investigation “

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/broomfield-plane.html