United Flight Sheds Debris Over Broomfield, Colo., After Engine Failure


A United Airlines flight with 241 people on board experienced engine failure over a suburb of Boulder, Colo., on Saturday afternoon, shedding debris across three neighborhoods before landing safely in Denver, the authorities said.

There were no injuries reported, officials said.

The flight, No. 328, took off from Denver International Airport at 12:15 p.m. local time, said Alex Renteria, an airport spokeswoman.

The F.A.A. said in a statement that the plane, a Boeing 777-200, experienced “a right-engine failure” shortly after takeoff and that it was aware of reports of debris “in the vicinity of the airplane’s flight path.”

The flight was headed from Denver to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu when the episode happened.

David Gonzalez, a press representative for United, said the flight had 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The flight was met by emergency responders as a precaution when it returned to Denver.

He said all passengers and crew members had left the plane and had been taken to an airport terminal. “We are now working to get our customers on a new flight to Honolulu in the next few hours,” he said.


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