Wreckage of a plane fell in a residential area in the American city of Denver
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Debris from a United Airlines plane in Denver (AFP)
Denver (USA): «Middle East»
The engine of a United Airlines Boeing airliner caught fire shortly after taking off from Denver on Saturday heading to Hawaii, resulting in huge pieces of debris falling into a residential area before making an emergency landing safely, according to an AFP report.
A video clip filmed from inside the plane, which had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board, showed the right engine on fire and moving across the wing of the Boeing 777-200, while its hood appeared to be completely missing as the plane flew over an arid area.
The authorities confirmed that there were no casualties on board the plane or among the residents on the ground.
“I can honestly say I thought we were going to die at some point because we started landing right after the explosion,” passenger David DeLuchia told the Denver Post. He continued, “I took my wife’s hand and said,” It’s over. ” He explained that his daughter-in-law posted the video clip filmed by another passenger on Twitter.
“United Airlines” said in a statement that “Flight UA 328” from Denver to Honolulu suffered an engine failure shortly after its departure and returned safely to Denver and was received by emergency crews as a precaution. She added that the majority of passengers “who were originally on board the flight are currently on their way to Honolulu with a new flight”, and those who did not want to travel immediately were provided with hotel accommodation.
In recording the distress request obtained from the Live ATC website, which broadcasts air traffic communications, the pilot requested emergency permission to return to Denver. “We suffer from an engine failure, we need to go back,” he said without apparent panic in his tone. He confirmed after the Watchtower asked him to repeat what he had said: “We need to return immediately.”
Meanwhile, residents of the Denver suburb of Broomfield found large pieces of the plane scattered around their neighborhood, including a giant circular coin in front of the home of a person called Kirby Clements; “It was a bit confusing,” he told CNN. He continued, “I completely landed on my truck and fell.”
The Federal Aviation Administration said it was “aware of reports of debris near the plane’s flight path,” adding that the agency and the National Transportation Safety Board would launch an investigation into the accident.
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