United Airlines passengers, pedestrians recall horror of watching engine rain debris
Eyewitnesses in the air and on the ground said they watched in horror and shock as parts of a jet engine exploded and broke apart shortly after takeoff from Denver, raining debris over homes.
Although there were no reported injuries or deaths during Saturday’s incident over Broomfield, Colorado, residents and passengers told ABC News they are still shaken up.
“It was more along the lines of, ‘Hey, is everything going to be OK?’ That’s not normal,” Brett Guy, who was a passenger aboard United Flight 328, told ABC News. “I didn’t know what to think.”
The Boeing 777-200’s right engine failed shortly after takeoff around 1 p.m. Saturday for a flight from Denver to Honolulu, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Parts of the engine began to strip off as it was engulfed in flames, and…