Boeing 777-200 Chunks Rain Down on Colorado After Engine Trouble

Luckily, no one was hurt and the airplane returned safely to the Denver airport.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Sometimes you get rain that falls from the sky, other times you get chucks of an airplane. Such is the case in a suburb in Colorado, U.S. A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight returned to Denver International Airport Saturday after it suffered an engine failure that caused chunks of debris to rain down on a Denver suburb.

United Flight 328 had been bound for Honolulu. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed in a statement that the plane was "experiencing a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff."

"The FAA is aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the airplane's flight path," the statement added. Meanwhile, the police department in Broomfield, Colorado reported via Twitter that it had received reports that an airplane flying over the Denver suburb had "dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m."


The Police also shared pictures of the fallen debris. Luckily, it has not hurt anybody or caused any damages. "No injuries reported at this time," added the police tweet.


The incident doesn't fair well for Boeing who has had many airplane problems over the last year. The firm saw several of its Boeing 737 MAX planes crash killing everyone aboard and its crafts had been grounded for months. Will this incident bring further investigations to their door?

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