On Saturday 20 February, a plane of the US company United Airlines had to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off at Denver airport (Colorado, United States) due to a right engine failure. The engine caught fire and several debris fell in some residential areas of the city of Broomfield, about 20 kilometers from Denver. There were no injuries, neither among the passengers on the plane nor among the citizens of Broomfield.
Videos of the burning engine taken by passengers inside the plane and photos of the engine parts found in the garden of some houses in Broomfield are circulating a lot on social networks. The plane, a Boeing 777-200, had departed Denver at 1pm local time (9pm in Italy) headed for Honolulu, Hawaii, and the engine failure occurred minutes after takeoff.
“IT’S GOT A BLOWN ENGINE”: A plane flying over Colorado dropped debris in several locations after one of its engines suffered a catastrophic failure following takeoff.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2021