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Been following the #UA328 saga today. So glad everything’s okay and pax are safe. HOWEVER!!! I need to vent about how the TV news media is incredibly aviation illiterate.
It’s a long-running joke in #AVGeek circles that when TV news covers anything airplane-related, they’re wrong on the facts and terminology 99% of the time.
Examples of common TV News aviation-related inaccuracies include:

-Using the wrong B-roll with airplane types in question
-Confusing Airbus and Boeing in name and imagery
-Using the terms apron, taxiway, stand, and runway interchangeably
…and so much more…
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Oh my goodness, this is video of the turbofan on a Boeing 777-200–flight #UA328 out of Denver—which experienced a serious engine failure after take-off.

Remarkably sounds like no injuries in the air or on the ground #AvGeek
I mean, just look at these photos...
#AvGeek #ua328
Worth noting, twin-engine aircraft are designed to be able to fly safely with only one engine and pilots are trained for this (seems they did a phenomenal job here!)...but people and homes are NOT designed to withstand falling turbofan cowlings. Miraculous no one was hurt
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Incredible photos by Hayden Smith of UA328 suffering an engine failure shortly after departing Denver #UA328 #Denver #UAL328
Just to add: 1) Photos are by Hayden Smith, speedbird5280 on IG, please contact him about using them. 2) Nobody getting injured on the ground was luck. Aircraft returning to DEN was thanks to excellent airmanship and robust engineering. Flying is still safe.
Follow/contact Hayden here:
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United Airlines Boeing 777-200 (N772UA, built 1994) experienced serious failure of engine #2 after take-off at Denver Intl Airport (KDEN), CO on flight #UA328 to Honolulu. Large engine parts fell into Broomfield neighborhood. Returned to land at Denver. @KieranCain @BroomfieldPD
Passenger footage of the landing showed severe damage to the right engine (PW4000). The entire forward engine casing is missing.
Further engine casing debris fell onto a soccer field at Broomfield Commons. @9NEWS @kevinobrienofco
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Looks like United Airlines #UA328 lost a part of it’s engine nacelle shortly after departing Denver for Honolulu this afternoon.
#UA328 UNITED 328 declaring a MAYDAY and advising DENVER DEPARTURE that they have experienced an engine failure and need an immediate turn back to Denver. #UAL328
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#UA328, Denver-Honolulu, returned to Denver shortly after takeoff due to a technical issue. Additional details forthcoming. Flight path of UA328
Photo from Broomfield, Colorado that appears to show an inlet cowling. Unconfirmed at the moment, but general dimensions match the PW4000 engine that powers the United 777-200. #UA328
Here's N772UA departing Houston in Aug 2020.

N772UA is the 5th 777 produced and was delivered to UA in Sep. 1995. This 777 is powered by 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. While this is an early 777, engines are regularly maintained and replaced. #UA328 United Airlines 777 N772UA ...
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