Audio released of United Airlines pilots calling "mayday" after engine exploded overn Denver
The audio was released of the pilots of United Airlines Flight 328 flying to Hawaii calling “mayday” after one of the engines exploded while the aircraft was in the air over Denver, Colorado.
Shortly after the plane took off from Denver International Airport on Saturday, the pilot radioed to an airport traffic control tower saying, “We’ve experienced engine failure, need to turn. Mayday, mayday. United, uh, 28.”
“United 328, heavy mayday, mayday, aircraft, uh…” the pilot repeated before air traffic control came on and asked him to repeat his urgent call for help.
“United 328, heavy mayday, aircraft just experienced engine failure, need a turn immediately,” the pilot warned, soon getting permission to make a left turn ready for the emergency landing.
No injuries were reported when the debris of the blown up engine fell onto the yards of Commons Park residents.
The plane eventually safely landed at Denver International Airport. The passengers onboard didn’t suffer any hurt
“When it initially happened, I thought we were done. I thought we were going down,” said Delucia, who stuffed his wallet in his pocket so he could be easily identified if the plane did go down.
“The pilot did an amazing job,” Delucia said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Authorities have not released any details about what may have caused the failure.