United plane drops debris over Colorado, lands safely in Denver

A United Airlines plane that ran into engine trouble on Saturday landed safely in Denver after it dropped debris in several neighborhoods throughout Broomfield, Colorado.

United flight 328 took off from Denver International Airport at 12:49 p.m. Saturday headed to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, according to flight tracker FlightAware.com. The plane, a Boeing 777, had engine issues and safely returned to the Denver airport around 1:30 p.m., airport spokesperson Alex Renteria told USA TODAY.

Renteria said no injuries have been reported but did not have details on reports of debris from the plane’s exterior falling from the sky and, in one case, narrowly missing a home. 

There were 231 passengers and 10 crew on board.

Broomfield, Colorado, police said on Twitter that debris fell in several neighborhoods at around 1 p.m. and advised people not to touch it or move it so that the National Transportation Safety Board can investigate. 

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