By: Dalila Hashish, News Editor, The Pawprint
On Saturday (20 February), a Boeing 777 aircraft departed from Denver carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members, but had to return to the airport after a nearly fatal engine failure.
The plane was flying from Denver to Honolulu, but shortly into the flight, the right engine failed and debris started dropping from that engine. Colorado residents have posted photos of debris from the aircraft falling onto their homes and roads. Fragments of the engine were found all over the town, including a rather large piece found on a football field.
Passengers reported hearing what they describe as a “large explosion” very shortly after the plane took off from Denver airport, before the plane started “shaking violently”.
Over 120 aircrafts have been grounded worldwide after this incident, but the planes operating in South Korea have not been grounded. A spokesperson for the transport ministry in the country says that they have not grounded their planes, but they are keeping an eye on the situation.