(CMR) A red alert was issued for sections of Denver, Colorado, on Saturday after a United Airlines plane suffered an engine failure shortly after takeoff shedding debris on several neighborhoods.
The flight bound for Honolulu was forced to return to Denver International Airport United at about 1:30 p.m. after the right engine exploded.
Residents reportedly heard an explosion and saw smoke in the sky before seeing debris falling.
The Broomfield police issued a red alert after receiving reports that an airplane flying over the Denver suburb had engine trouble and had”dropped debris in several neighborhoods.
The police said no injuries were reported.
Debris landed in Commons Park and the Northmoor and Red Leaf neighborhoods of Broomfield, located about 25 miles north of Denver and 30 miles east of Denver International Airport.
All 241 people aboard the plane, including 10 crew members, deplaned safely, and the airline made arrangements to get them new flights.