Horrific video shows engine of United Airlines plane in fire& |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- If you find debris please don’t touch it or move it, tweeted Bloomfield police
- The horrific video was shot by passengers aboard the United Airlines flight
- Denver-Honolulu flight UA328 was carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members
Washington: It must have been a terrifying experience for the passengers of the Honolulu-bound United Airlines flight when the engine of the plane they were travelling in caught fire in mid-air.
Denver-Honolulu flight UA328, carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members, suffered an engine failure mid-air on Saturday and had to return to Denver International Airport shortly after takeoff.
A horrific video, apparently shot by passengers aboard the United Airlines flight, showed the engine of the plane in flames as it flew through the air.
In the video recorded from what appeared to be inside the plane, the right engine of the aircraft can be seen wobbling on the wing of the Boeing 777-200 as the aircraft flew over a barren landscape.
Besides video, dramatic images showed large, circular pieces of debris lying on the ground in residential areas, including an engine outside a house.
“I can honestly say I thought we were going to die at one point — because we started dropping altitude right after the explosion. I grabbed my wife’s hand and said, ‘We’re done’,” a passenger told The Denver Post.
No injuries were reported on the plane or on the ground, according to authorities.
“Flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency crews as a precaution. There are no reported injuries onboard. We are in contact with the FAA, NTSB and local law enforcement,” the airline said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration said that the agency and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident to ascertain the cause of the mishap.
“If you find debris PLEASE don’t touch it or move it. The @NTSB wants all debris to remain in place for investigation,” the Broomfield police department said in a tweet.