Dramatic video of United Airlines 777 engine fire

February 21, 2021
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A passenger has captured a dramatic video of a United Airlines Boeing 777 engine fire after it suffered a major failure.

The entire cowling structure has separated from the engine and parts have been ingested into the engine causing the failure and fire.

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The 777 was operating flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu and was climbing out of out 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.”

Here is the dramatic video of the 777 engine fire.

Debris rained down. Here are some pictures from @I_am_katertott and Aviation Herald.

Here are some images from: @tamaskls

The US regulator, the FAA said:

“A Boeing 777-200 operated by United Airlines returned to Denver International Airport and landed safety Saturday after experiencing a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff,” the FAA said in a statement. “The FAA is aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the airplane’s flight path. The passengers deplaned on Runway 26-Right and were bused to the terminal.” – FAA