Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 328 remember the frightening moment when a Boeing 777 made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after an engine. It failed and the fire broke out Just moments after take off.
“I was sitting in the middle of the plane and there was a loud explosion,” Mike Vena, who was traveling on Saturday from Baltimore to Hawaii with his wife. He told CBS Denver.
“The plane started to tremble and it remained that way for about half an hour until the plane landed,” he said.
The United Airlines flight departing from Denver to Honolulu on Saturday had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The authorities said that no one was injured on board. Yet passengers say they were “terrified” the moment they heard the engine stall.
Said Ed and Barbara Underwood, from Kailou, Hawaii KHON2 They were scared and even texted their children, as they were not sure if they would survive the trip.
Barbara told KHON2, “I just said the plane’s engine blew, I don’t know what’s going to happen and we love them. That’s all you can say.”
“It was really scary,” she said, adding that the pilot had quietly announced that he was going to land. “It was the longest 20 minutes to go back to Denver,” she told KHON2.
The flight returned to Denver International Airport at 1:30 pm on Saturday.
The Federal Aviation Administration later confirmed that the plane landed safely in Denver after a “right engine failure after take off”.
“There are reports of debris falling along the plane’s flight path. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the Federal Aviation Administration said.