A United Airlines flight 328 experienced an engine malfunction in the beginning of its flight from Denver, Co., to Honolulu, dropping metal debris from the aircraft into neighborhoods just northwest of the state’s capital city, according to local police.
United Airlines in a statement that engine #2 on the Boeing 777 experienced a failure shortly after departure around 12 p.m., adding that the plane landed safely at Denver International Airport.
The airline also said that no one onboard the aircraft was injured, and upon arrival at the airport the plane was met by emergency crews "as a precaution."
Following the engine's failure, the Broomfield Police Department said it started receiving reports of the plane’s engine trouble, as well as dropped debris in several local neighborhoods.
Photos shared by the police department on Twitter showed a large, circular metal piece of the plane that had landed right outside of a person's house.
Police later shared images of debris found scattered across a local park that appeared to be from the plane’s engine.
The department said that they have not received reports of any injuries, but told residents to immediately call 9-1-1 if they were hurt by any fallen debris.
Video recorded by a local resident and published by local outlet KDVR showed a large, commercial airliner flying low in the sky with a line of smoke streaming from one of its engines.
The local news outlet reported that the plane was able to turn back to the Denver airport and land safely around 1:30 p.m.