US Plane Engine Fire – level 3

26-02-2021 07:00

A Boeing 777 jet has dropped debris across a residential area in Denver, Colorado, US, after one of its engines exploded shortly after take-off.

The United Airlines flight was on the way to Honolulu when the pilot told ground control that he would need to perform an emergency landing. Pieces of metal debris landed across the Broomfield residential area of Denver, and local police told the public not to touch or approach the debris. Footage showed what appeared to be the front part of an engine casing in a resident’s garden.

There were 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board; however, no injuries were reported. Passengers cheered when the plane landed safely with many prepared for the worst. Boeing has recommended grounding all of the 777-model aircraft which have the same type of engine until inspections were carried out.

Difficult words: debris (tiny pieces of something that was big), ground control (the personnel and equipment that monitor and direct the flight and landing of an aircraft), ground (to prohibit or prevent an aircraft from flying).

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