Hot metal rained down from the sky Saturday after one engine on a United Airlines Boeing 777 exploded shortly after the plane’s takeoff from Denver.
The flight from Denver International Airport to Honolulu safely landed in Denver, but debris from the engine fell on several communities to the north of the city.
The plane had 10 crew members and 231 passengers, according to Fox News.
“The plane started shaking violently, and we lost altitude and we started going down,” said passenger David Delucia, according to The Associated Press. “When it initially happened, I thought we were done. I thought we were going down.”
Every passenger I’ve talked to on United 328 wanted to thank the pilots and crew who safely landed the plane. Without them today could’ve looked a lot different.