USA – Airplane parts are falling from the sky in the USA and the Netherlands

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A United Airlines Boeing 777 engine exploded shortly after it took off from Denver. No one was injured either on board or on the ground. A similar incident occurred in the Netherlands on the same day.

Massive aircraft parts crashed into residential areas not far from the US city of Denver in the state of Colorado after an engine failed.  The  plane landed safely at Denver International Airport on Saturday afternoon (local time). © www.de24.news The re were initially no reports of injuries – neither on board nor on the ground. “I’m honestly shocked,” said Broomfield police spokeswoman Rachel Welte. It is “astonishing” that, according to initial findings, no one was injured by debris in the place. According to the Maastricht police, two people were injured in a similar incident in the Netherlands.

According to the FAA, the right engine of United Airlines’ Boeing 777 failed shortly after takeoff. © www.de24.news The  231 passengers and ten crew members were on their way to the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu. What led to the engine failure was initially unclear. © www.de24.news The  incident is being investigated, the FAA said.

A large piece of debris fell into the front yard of a house, other parts of the aircraft landed on a sports field. Police spokeswoman Welte reported that the people were particularly startled by the noise. “A lot of people said they heard this really loud explosion that scared a lot of people and then they saw what they thought was an airplane falling from the sky, but it was debris.”

Engine burned

It sounded like the sound barrier had been breached, eyewitness Kieran Cain told CNN. Everyone looked up. A “gigantic” cloud of black smoke could be seen in the sky and immediately afterwards the falling parts of the aircraft. “Practically a shiver of pieces falling from the sky,” said Cain.

A video of the plane landing in Denver spread on Twitter – the passengers cheer and clap. © www.de24.news The re were also videos that showed a burning engine. © www.de24.news The  videos could not be verified independently. © www.de24.news The  news channel CNN played a recording of the dramatic moment in which the pilot of the plane released the distress signal “Mayday”.

Similar incident in the Netherlands

© www.de24.news The re were similar reports from the Netherlands on the same day. According to the police in Maastricht, two people were injured there by falling parts of the plane. An elderly woman was hit in the head and had to be hospitalized. A child was also reportedly slightly injured and burned when trying to pick up debris from the floor.

According to the Maastricht police, a fire broke out in one of the four engines of the machine. © www.de24.news The  authorities are investigating the incident. © www.de24.news The  plane later landed in Liège, Belgium. It was actually en route from Maastricht Aachen Airport to New York. © www.de24.news The re was no evidence that the events in the Netherlands and the United States were related.

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