United Flight Lands in Denver Following Engine Failure Shortly After Takeoff

A United Airlines Holdings Inc. flight headed toward Honolulu returned to Denver International Airport after its right engine failed shortly after takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday.

The flight on a Boeing 777-200, a wide-body jet, landed safely in Denver less than 25 minutes after taking off, and none of the 231 passengers and 10 crew members were injured, United said in a statement.

“Flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency crews as a precaution,” the airline said.

Police in Broomfield, Colo., less than 20 miles from Denver, said they had received reports that large pieces of debris had fallen in a local park and neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m. local time. A spokeswoman for the Broomfield Police Department said no injuries had been reported but some property had been damaged. The FAA said in a statement it was aware of reports of debris near the airplane’s flight path.

The plane took off at 1:04 p.m. local time and climbed to an altitude of about 13,450 feet before descending and returning to the Denver airport, according to Flightradar24, a flight tracking site.


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