Passengers panicked after engine failure in air-bound flight
Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 328 are recalling the dreaded moment when the Boeing 777 made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after the engine failed and exploded only moments after takeoff.
Denver husband and wife couple Kelly and Sonny Glidden told Granthshala 31 They could see flames from their seats three rows behind the wing of the aircraft, and could feel the heat from the explosion.
“You could see a big flash. It was definitely flames and you could hear it, feel it, you could feel the heat from it. I knew it was an engine. I told my husband Told, I said, “We blew up an engine. . Kelly was out of the airport about five minutes remembered. “[The crew] Let us know immediately that we were going back to the airport. It was a bumpy ride, we didn’t know if it was from turbulence or engine. I could see the spark, but apart from this you were thinking about your family just by holding hands. “
United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu was traveling with 231 passengers and 10 crew members. Officials said no one was hurt. Nevertheless, passengers say they were terrified to hear the engine failed.
“I was sitting in the middle of the plane and there was a loud explosion,” Mike Vena, who was traveling by air with his wife from Baltimore on Saturday, Told CBS Denver.
“The plane just started jerking and remained the same for about half an hour until the plane landed,” he said.
Ed and Barbara Underwood of Kelua, Hawaii, said they were horrified and even sent a text message to their children, as they were unsure if they would survive the flight.
Barbara told, “I just said the engine of the plane flew, I don’t know what’s going to happen and we love them. That’s all you can say.” KHON2.
“It was really scary,” he said, with the pilot calmly announcing that they were going to make the landing. “It was the longest 20 minutes to get back to Denver.”
The flight landed back at Denver International Airport at 1:30 Saturday afternoon.
The Federal Aviation Administration later confirmed the plane landed safely in Denver “a correct engine failure after takeoff.”
“There are reports of debris landing on the flight path of the aircraft. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the FAA said.