If you’re outside your homes in Denver, hours ago from now, you had probably encountered the weirdest rain of your life.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, debris of falling plane parts was collected around the neighborhood of Broomfield, a small suburb in the state.
United Airlines said that the plane might have had engine failure during its flight.
Plane parts raining in Denver
A commercial plane took off on Saturday, Feb. 20, leaving from the Denver International Airport. The flight, United flight 328, was set to bound in Hawaii.
In a very surprising turn of events, after the took-off, United Airlines and local officials in Denver, reported that the plane was not having its best performance.
Some of its plane parts were suddenly destroyed during the flight, causing the ‘rain’ of plane debris, across the state.
Luckily, United Airlines immediately notified the pilots of the plane to return back to Denver International Airport before the mishap could cause worse problems.
All the passengers, 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard, miraculously survived the return flight, without any reported deaths or injuries along the way.
The name of the specific plane model was not identified on the report.
‘Don’t move or touch the debris’
As United Airlines made sure that all passengers were safe, Broomfield police department led the search for the missing parts of the plane.
Using their official Twitter page, the police department posted photos of all the retrieved missing debris, most parts were found in Commons Park and in the Northmoor and Red Leaf neighborhoods.
Broomfield said that it was very lucky for all residents in Denver that no harm was caused by all the huge missing plane parts.
“Given the number of people who are at Commons Park on a weekend day we are beyond grateful that no one was injured,” Broomfield Police said on Twitter, referring to a large public park along the South Platte River in Denver.
Here are some of the pictures that the department posted on their Twitter page:
Broomfield Police said on their page that all residents, that might have had found parts of the plane in their backyard, should immediately report to the police and never touch or move the plane parts, on their own.
“If you find debris PLEASE don’t touch it or move it. The @NTSB wants all debris to remain in place for investigation. Thank you,” said Broomfield Police via Twitter.
How rare can you die in an airplane?
Going anywhere, especially when riding an airplane, has its safety risks for all passengers. However, the chances can be very rare.
Statistically speaking, according to Channel News Asia, a plane passenger has chances to die in a flight with only 1 in 188,366. In fact, compared with 1 in 1,117 for drowning and 1 in 103 for a motor vehicle crash, based on 2017 United States census data, airplane crash might not really kill anyone.
United 328 flight is surely lucky, though.
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