“We had a reactor failure, we have to turn around. Mayday, mayday ”, warns the pilot, in a panicked voice. In a recording obtained by the LiveATC website, which broadcasts air traffic communications, the pilot is heard making a distress call, requesting emergency clearance to return to Denver.
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A rain of debris from the plane of the United Airlines company, forced to turn around after the fire of its right engine, fell on Saturday in a residential area of Denver in the United States, a- we learned from official sources. The incident caused no injuries, either on the ground or on board the plane, authorities said. However, the passengers were taken care of by rescue teams. They had the fear of their lives. “I can honestly say that I thought I was going to die, because we started to lose altitude right after the explosion,” passenger David Delucia told The Denver Post. “I grabbed my wife’s hand and told her we’re done,” he added.
The plane managed to turn around and land safely in Denver, the company said. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-220, “made a U-turn towards Denver International Airport where it landed without incident after suffering a failure of its right engine just after take-off,” said on his side on Twitter the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Images taken inside the plane, which carried 231 passengers and 10 crew members, and shared on social media show the plane’s right engine in flames. The US Federal Aviation Regulatory Authority (FAA) had already ordered Sunday, the day after the incident over Colorado, additional inspections on certain Boeing 777-type commercial aircraft. In the process, Boeing has requested the immobilization on the ground of 128 of its commercial planes of type 777 planes around the world.
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