A viral video shows the passengers of United 328 cheering as the damaged airplane lands in Denver, Colorado. Another video shows the plane’s engine aflame as it was in the air.
The video of the burning engine has more than 4 million views. It was shared by a woman who wrote, “Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight everyone’s okay though!” She added, “This video was taken by a passenger on the flight. I take no credit for this video.”
— michaela🦋 (@michaelagiulia) February 20, 2021
The video, which was taken by Troy Lewis, has more than 300,000 views on Twitter. It shows the plane’s mangled engine as it touches down. UA 328 left from Denver on February 20, 2021, bound for Hawaii, but circled back to the Denver airport after the engine problems.
Here’s the video:
This is the moment United flight 328 landed in DIA
You can see damage to right engine.
— Chris Vanderveen (@chrisvanderveen) February 20, 2021
While in the air, the plane suffered an explosion that caused large airplane parts to careen into the yards of homes in Broomfield, Colorado.
Here’s what you need to know:
Video Also Captured the Plane Flying in the Air & Smoke From the Engine Explosion
Thanks for sharing this video with us. https://t.co/vBRGJ7NsrC
— Broomfield Police (@BroomfieldPD) February 20, 2021
Broomfield police shared a second video, which was posted by a man named Tyler Thal. It shows the plane in the air over Broomfield and plumes of smoke behind it.
“I saw an explosion on this low flying aircraft over @broomfield about 45 minutes ago. Debris fell from the plane and left a black cloud of smoke. The plane continued on. Any new on if this plane landed safely? @BroomfieldPD @NMFirePIO @9NEWS @KyleClark,” he wrote.
The National Transportation Safety Board wrote on Twitter, “NTSB has opened an investigation into the Feb. 20, 2021, engine event on a United 777. Denver-based NTSB investigators are responding.”
Police & Others Shared Dramatic Photos of the Debris Landing in Broomfield
Police and others shared dramatic photos that showed large metal plane parts in yards and next to homes.
“A Code Red was sent out to about 1,400 residents around Commons Park, Northmoor and Red Leaf asking them to look for debris in yards,” Broomfield police wrote.