Falling parts of a Boeing plane injured two people in the Netherlands. Shortly after the start, a fire broke out in one of the four engines of the machine, said the police in Maastricht on Saturday.
Some pieces of metal fell to the ground above Meerssen in the north of Maastricht. Several cars and houses were damaged. An elderly woman was hit in the head and had to be treated in the hospital, the police said. A child was also reportedly slightly injured and burned when trying to pick up debris from the floor.
A similar incident occurred in the United States. The re, aircraft parts crashed into several residential areas not far from the city of Denver in the state of Colorado. The plane landed safely at Denver International Airport, police in Broomfield said on Saturday afternoon (local time). Nothing is known about the injured.
The US aviation authority FAA announced on request that the right engine of the aircraft failed shortly after take-off in Denver. The Boeing 777 United Airlines was on the way to Honolulu. The incident is being investigated. Police photos showed that a large part of the aircraft had landed in the front yard of a house. Other parts fell on a sports field.