Terrified passengers can be heard cheering and clapping with relief when their United Airlines jet landed safely in Colorado after suffering a fiery mid-air engine failure.
Video shared with 9 News Denver had caught the eerie silence on Flt. 328 as it approached its emergency landing Saturday afternoon after urgent mayday calls when one of its engines caught fire and rained debris over Denver.
The passengers’ silence was then replaced with whooping, clapping and a loud “yeah!” as the wheels on the Boeing 777-200 touched down at Denver International Airport.
Another video shared with 9 News had captured some of the earlier terror suffered by the plane’s 231 passengers — some of whom later admitted in interviews that they assumed they would not make it out alive.
As waiting crews sprayed water over the jet, footage from inside its fuselage captured a woman moaning, while a female voice begged just “to go home, please!”
The same unidentified passenger said