A United Airlines flight with 241 folks on board skilled engine failure over a suburb of Boulder, Colo., on Saturday afternoon, shedding particles throughout three neighborhoods earlier than touchdown safely in Denver, the authorities stated.
There have been no accidents reported, officers stated.
The flight, No. 328, took off from Denver International Airport at 12:15 p.m. native time, stated Alex Renteria, an airport spokeswoman.
The F.A.A. stated in a press release that the airplane, a Boeing 777-200, skilled “a right-engine failure” shortly after takeoff and that it was conscious of reviews of particles “in the vicinity of the airplane’s flight path.”
The flight was headed from Denver to Daniel Okay. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu when the episode occurred.
David Gonzalez, a press consultant for United, stated the flight had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The flight was met by emergency responders as a precaution when it returned to Denver.
He stated all passengers and crew members had left the airplane and had been taken to an airport terminal. “We are now working to get our customers on a new flight to Honolulu in the next few hours,” he stated.
The police in Broomfield, Colo., which is about 15 miles southeast of Boulder, stated unspecified items of the airplane fell throughout three neighborhoods round 1:08 p.m. native time.
Rebecca Schulte, a resident, said she saw two pieces that fell just a few houses away from her home. She describe hearing a “mild sound” that she compared to an empty dump truck going over a pothole and then she heard sirens.
When she investigated further, she said, she found a “large metal ring” that landed on the front steps of a nearby home, striking the handrail.
“How it missed the house is beyond me,” she said. She said the metal ring was about 10 feet across.
The plane was a different model from the Boeing 737 Max, which was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal crashes.