There was a close call in the friendly skies today.
United Airlines flight 328 nearly crashed, as the engine caught on fire and fell apart in the sky.
But in a remarkable turn of events, the pilot managed to keep the plane in the air, but the video footage coming out is quite jaw-dopping.
Here’s the chilling mayday call:
You can watch the videos below:
Debris was falling all over houses below.
The starboard engine of a United Airlines passenger jet burst into flames over Denver on Saturday — forcing an emergency landing and causing a huge piece of engine casing to land on a suburban front yard, officials and witnesses said.
Amazingly, no injuries were reported from on board Honolulu-bound United Flight 328 or on the ground — despite dramatic images showing the rattling, burning engine and the front yard wreckage.
The Boeing 777 took off from Denver International Airport at 12:49 p.m. with 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board but quickly experienced engine trouble and returned to Denver International Airport around 1:30 p.m., IFN News reported.
“Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight,” @michaelagiulia tweeted, along with video of the burning engine. “Everyone’s okay though!”
The circular engine casing landed in a front yard in the Denver-area suburb of Broomfield, where police sent out a Code Red to 1,400 residents asking them to look for additional debris.
Some of the debris pieces landed in a turf field in a Broomfield park, about 25 miles north of Denver.
It’s a miracle that this plane landed, and landed with no injuries – and no injuries reported on the ground.
Bravo to that pilot, and thank God for his watchful eye.