Airplane Engine Fire
On February 20th, 2021 around 13:00 a United Airlines 777 reported engine issue, which was on fire right after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The engines debris fell into a neighborhood over Broomfield, which several callers reported a possible plane was down after hearing a large boom and seeing debris falling from the sky. And at 13:11 North Metro Fire Rescue District was alerted to a possible plane down in the area of E. 17th Ave. & Cedar St. in Broomfield. Crews arrived and confirmed that no plane was down and only debris. A large part of the engine was found at E. 13th Ave. & Elmwood St. and several areas in that neighborhood debris was also found scattered. The plane circled back around the metro area back to DIA for an emergency landing on the east runway where Denver Fire Department ARFF was on hand. Crews found fire from the plane’s wing and engine, and started fire attack which was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported. The plane’s destination was to Hawaii. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Fire Department was also advised and went on stand-by, but was canceled and did not respond.
Units on Scene:
North Metro: Battalion Chief 61, SAM 61, Engine 61, Medic 61, Truck 62, Engine 64, Medic 64, ARFF 65 & Engine 66
DIA ARFF: Red Chief, Red 5, Red 6, Red 8, Truck 31, Engine 32, Red 2, Mini 32, Stair 21 & Stair 22
Denver Paramedics: EMS 32 & Medic 183