ATC recordings of United Airlines pilot’s Mayday

February 21, 2021
United Airlines

Below is the ATC recording of the pilots from United Airlines Flt 328, a Boeing 777, declaring a mayday after the engine exploded.

The video taken by the parents of @michaelagiulia is also included. The ATC recordings are from @ChadBlue83

The 777 was operating flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu and was climbing out of Denver’s runway 27 when the right-hand Pratt and Whitney engine’s inlet separated associated with the failure of the engine.

Aviation Herald reports that the pilots declared a Mayday reporting the 777 engine fire.

“The aircraft stopped the climb at about 13,000 feet, the crew requested to return to Denver after running the checklists, AH reported.

“The aircraft returned to Denver for a safe landing on runway 26 about 23 minutes after departure. The aircraft stopped on the runway for a check by emergency services.”

The engine inlet fell into the neighborhood of Broomfield, located about 15km west of Denver.

In a statement United Airlines said;

Flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver, and was met by emergency crews as a precaution. There are no reported injuries onboard. We are in contact with the FAA, NTSB, and local law enforcement.