The flight had climbed to 10,000 feet when it was forced to turn back for an emergency landing.
A domestic flight between Denver and Orlando, US, turned into a nightmare for passengers when the cover from one of the plane’s engines started peeling apart mid-air.
The United Airlines Boeing flight had climbed to 10,000 feet when it was forced to turn back for an emergency landing, following take off at 7:50am.
In a shocking video shared by a passenger, shows the Boeing 737’s left engine cover hanging and the engine vibrating, The Sun reported. The passenger captioned the video: ‘This morning at #DIA flight UA293. Engine malfunctioned mid-flight’.
A spokesperson for the airline said: “United flight 293 from Denver to Orlando returned to the airport due to a mechanical issue with one of the engines. The flight landed safely and taxied to a gate where customers deplaned normally. Customers have departed on a different aircraft to Orlando.”
In a similar incident in February last year, another United Airlines flight lost its engine cover at 40,000 feet while in December passengers on board Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Tampa watched in horror as one of the plane’s engines ripped open mid-air.