United Airlines flight experiences dramatic engine failure just after take off from Denver International Airport on Saturday afternoon. The UA328, which was initially heading for Honolulu, quickly circled the airport and made a safe landing after the pilots calmly made a call "mayday to air traffic control. There were no injuries among the 231 passengers and 10 airline personnel on board, according to the FAA.
Since 2021, the incident has been completely captured with photos and videos. Passengers shared a video of what appears to be a major failure of the right engine, with visible damage, flames and smoke:
It 's not what I would like to see looking out the window. Engine failures are rare, but do happen. Modern airplanes are designed to be able to stay in the air for an extended period and land safely with only one engine running.
Photographer Hayden Smith took a series of images of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which provide a closer look at the damaged engine from the ground and posted on Dropbox shortly after the plane landed safely.
Image: Hayden Smith / speedbird5280 (Instagram)
But even before that a dash cam managed to get the moment the engine apparently exploded.
Followed reports of engine debris landing in neighborhoods near the flight path of the plane, which was also captured on video .
Local authorities are investigating and claiming that juicethat now there have been no injuries related to the hangar wreckage. The plane's engine cover can be seen in some of the images shared on social media. Nearby residents are advised to check their property for any engine item.
As usual under these circumstances, the FAA and NTSB will investigate problems with the UA328 engine. But the incident reminds us of just how resilient planes are - and how every time 'there will be an incident of this magnitude in modern times, it will be captured extensively from almost any angle in a matter of minutes.
I know that we often makes fun of when people encourage their plane to land safely after a perfectly normal flight, but in this case I think I can understand.