United Airlines flight carrying 241 passengers to Honolulu returned to Denver International Airport in an emergency due to an engine failure.
As the engine caught fire midair, the pilots decided to land the plane to Denver Airport and while returning the parts of the engine began to fall on the residential area. Many residents saw the flaming engine and smoke in the sky and also heard a loud noise.
The plane returned to the airport and landed safely at around 1:30 pm local time.
There are no reports of injuries on the plane or in the community park area where the debris fell near the residential communities. The area is located 30 miles away from the Denver International Airport.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an official statement after the incident and has confirmed that one of the engines of the plane caught fire and the debris started falling near the residential area.
The plane was carrying 10 crew members and 241 passengers, and all of them were taken off the plane safely. After the terrible incident, the airline has arranged another flight for the people on board.
The Safety Board and officials of Federal Aviation are investigating the incident.
Residents of the Denver area were terrified due to the sound of blasts and black smoke in the air. It was very terrifying when one big part of the engine fell and hit the roof of the house, but luckily no resident of the house was injured.
The crew onboard took pictures and recorded videos of the engine fire and is circulating on social media.
Peter Goelz, former executive director of the National Transportation Safety Board, said that the agency would find the debris, would analyze it, and find out what had happened.