PHOTOS: Broomfield Rattled From Plane Explosion, Parts

PHOTOS: Broomfield Rattled From Plane Explosion, Parts


Plane parts from the explosion over Broomfield, Colorado.

An explosion overhead rattled Broomfield, Colorado, on February 20, 2020, after airplane parts fell throughout the community from an overhead plane.

“Getting reports that a plane flying over @broomfield had engine trouble and dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 pm. No injuries reported at this time. Plane did not land in Broomfield,” Broomfield police wrote on Twitter.

You can see photos of the airplane part throughout this article. A homeowner told 9News it was “raining metal” in Broomfield:

The large metal part was reportedly an airplane engine from an aircraft that experienced an explosion:

Here’s what you need to know:

Police Were Busy Collecting Debris From the Airplane

Broomfield police indicated that debris fell in several neighborhoods.

“Some of the debris landed in Commons Park and in the Northmoor and Red Leaf neighborhoods. Our patrol officers are working to locate all of the debris. If you have debris in your yard or near your home please call dispatch at 303.438.6405 to report asap,” they wrote.

Reports on Twitter said the plane was United Airlines Flight UA 328, which diverted back to Denver’s airport. That aircraft was scheduled to fly from Denver to Honolulu.

According to Flight Aware, the plane took off from Denver and landed in Denver around 1:30 p.m. Denver time.

The Flight Aware mapping system shows that UA 328 flew in a loop back to Denver:

Flight Aware

It left Denver at 12:49 p.m. Denver time and landed back in Denver at 1:29 p.m.

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