WATCH: Airplane engine explodes midair, scattering debris everywhere.
A Horrific video shows the engine of United Airlines plane in flames 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.
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. An engine failure explosion on a United Airlines plane caused the flight to drop parts onto homes in Colorado as it made a dramatic return to the airport.
The pilot of United Airlines Flight 328 repeatedly called “mayday” as one of his engines exploded, raining down debris on a suburb of Denver, Colorado.
“We’ve experienced engine failure, need to turn. Mayday, mayday. United, uh, 28,” the pilot radioed soon after takeoff Saturday from Denver International Airport, according to the air traffic control call obtained by the Denver Post.
“United 328, heavy mayday, mayday, aircraft, uh…” the pilot repeated before air traffic control came on and asked him to repeat his urgent call for help.
“United 328, heavy mayday, aircraft just experienced engine failure, need a turn immediately,” the pilot warned, soon getting permission to make a left turn ready for the emergency landing.
The call came as his engine was fully engulfed in flames above Colorado, as caught on shocking video that quickly went viral online.
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