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United plane drops debris over Colorado after engine failure

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire after it called a mayday alert, over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The Boeing 777-200 plane, with 231 passengers and 10 crew on board, landed safely at Denver International Airport after its right engine failed, scattering debris on the ground below.

Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire after it called a mayday alert, over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The Boeing 777-200 plane, with 231 passengers and 10 crew on board,...more

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire after it called a mayday alert, over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The Boeing 777-200 plane, with 231 passengers and 10 crew on board, landed safely at Denver International Airport after its right engine failed, scattering debris on the ground below. Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS
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General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The plane was heading to Honolulu when it suffered an engine failure soon after takeoff, the airline said. There were no reports of injuries, either on the plane or the ground.

BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The plane was heading to Honolulu when it suffered an engine failure soon after takeoff, the airline said. There were no reports of injuries, either on the plane or the...more

General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. The plane was heading to Honolulu when it suffered an engine failure soon after takeoff, the airline said. There were no reports of injuries, either on the plane or the ground. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS
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United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. In an audio recording, a United pilot could be heard making a mayday call to air traffic control. "Mayday, aircraft just experienced engine failure, need to turn immediately," according to audio from the monitoring website liveatc.net which was reviewed by Reuters.

Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. In an audio recording, a United pilot could be heard making a mayday call to air traffic control....more

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021. In an audio recording, a United pilot could be heard making a mayday call to air traffic control. "Mayday, aircraft just experienced engine failure, need to turn immediately," according to audio from the monitoring website liveatc.net which was reviewed by Reuters. Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS
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Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. Heather Ferguson via REUTERS

Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. Heather Ferguson via REUTERS

Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. Heather Ferguson via REUTERS
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The damaged starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS

The damaged starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety...more

The damaged starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS
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Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado,February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado,February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

Pieces of plane debris are seen in Broomfield, Colorado,February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS
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Damaged fan blades on the starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS

Damaged fan blades on the starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National...more

Damaged fan blades on the starboard engine of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS
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Damage to the wing and the body fairing of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS

Damage to the wing and the body fairing of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National...more

Damage to the wing and the body fairing of United Airlines flight 328, a Boeing 777-200, is seen following a February 20 engine failure incident, in a hangar at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, February 22, 2021. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS
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United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS
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General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

General view of plane debris in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS
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A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS
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United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS
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A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS

A piece of plane debris is seen in Broomfield, Colorado, February 20, 2021. BROOMFIELD POLICE via REUTERS
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United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS

United Airlines flight UA328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver, Colorado, February 20, 2021.    Hayden Smith/@speedbird5280/Handout via REUTERS
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