WATCH: Video Captures United 328 Explosion Over Broomfield, Colorado

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A video out of Broomfield, Colorado, captures the United 328 airplane that suffered an explosion in the air, raining airplane parts on that community.

Luckily, no one was hurt, Broomfield police say; flight trackers show that the UA328 aircraft safely landed back in Denver. It was headed for Honolulu, Hawaii.

The explosion, apparently of an engine, led to large airplane parts landing throughout the community, including in the lawns of homeowners.

A man named Tyler Thal shared a video of the airplane on Twitter.

“I saw an explosion on this low flying aircraft over @broomfield about 45 minutes ago. Debris fell from the plane and left a black cloud of smoke. The plane continued on. Any new on if this plane landed safely? @BroomfieldPD @NMFirePIO @9NEWS @KyleClark,” he wrote.

A video of the burning engine has more than 4 million views. It was shared by a woman who wrote, “Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight everyone’s okay though!”

This video shows the plane landing safely back in Denver.

Police shared this photo of the debris in Broomfield:

PoliceA plane part in Broomfield.

David Mullen, a reporter with the Denver Gazette, wrote that the plane had 200 people onboard, all uninjured. “A #DIA spokesperson just told me that pilots of United Airlines flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu reported shortly after take off that they were experiencing engine complications,” he wrote. “Returned to DIA @ 1:30 with over 200 passengers uninjured.”

Here’s what you need to know:


Broomfield Police Say the Plane Had ‘Engine Trouble’ & Dropped Debris

Police confirmed there were no injuries despite large hunks of metal from the plane landing throughout the community.

“Getting reports that a plane flying over @broomfield had engine trouble and dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 pm. No injuries reported at this time. Plane did not land in Broomfield,” Broomfield police wrote on Twitter.

Police added: “The plane landed safely at DIA (Denver International Airport.) We still haven’t received reports of any injuries.”

Police are urging anyone with injuries to contact them.

“Some of the debris landed in Commons Park and in the Northmoor and Red Leaf neighborhoods. Our patrol officers are working to locate all of the debris. If you have debris in your yard or near your home please call dispatch at 303.438.6405 to report asap,” they wrote.


Dramatic Photos Captured the Large Metal Plane Parts That Fell

A homeowner told 9News it was “raining metal” in Broomfield:

One large metal part was reportedly an airplane engine.

The plane was United Airlines Flight UA 328, which diverted back to Denver’s airport. That aircraft was scheduled to fly from Denver to Honolulu.

According to Flight Aware, the plane took off from Denver and landed in Denver around 1:30 p.m. Denver time.

The Flight Aware mapping system shows that UA 328 flew in a loop back to Denver:

Flight Aware

It left Denver at 12:49 p.m. Denver time and landed back in Denver at 1:29 p.m.

CNN correspondent Pete Muntean confirmed that UA328 was the affected aircraft, “JUST IN: Denver International Airport officials tell us United Airlines Flight 328 bound for Honolulu returned to the airport after an engine problem. Neighbors heard a loud boom, took these photos of what look like Boeing 777 engine nacelle in their yards,” he wrote on Twitter.

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