United Airlines jet engine bursts into flames midair over Denver, drops debris into yard

United Airlines jet engine bursts into flames midair over Denver, drops debris into yard


The starboard engine of a United Airlines passenger jet burst into flames over Denver on Saturday — forcing an emergency landing and causing a huge piece of engine casing to land on a suburban front yard, officials and witnesses said.

Amazingly, no injuries were reported from on board Honolulu-bound United Flight 328 or on the ground — despite dramatic images showing the rattling, burning engine and the front yard wreckage.

The Boeing 777 took off from Denver International Airport at 12:49 p.m. with 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board but quickly experienced engine trouble and returned to Denver International Airport around 1:30 p.m., IFN News reported.

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“Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight,” @michaelagiulia tweeted, along with video of the burning engine. “Everyone’s okay though!”

The circular engine casing landed in a front yard in the Denver-area suburb of Broomfield, where police sent out a Code Red to 1,400 residents asking them

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