BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Broomfield man’s truck is destroyed after a piece of a plane fell from the sky and landed on it. One of the plane’s engines exploded and caught fire mid-flight and sent debris raining down onto neighborhoods.
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Kirby Klement says the debris came within 10 to 15 feet of crashing through his home and potentially killing him. It instead landed on his truck.
“As soon as I got a clear look at it I could tell it was the front end of a jet engine, and my first thought was the whole plane was coming down, because you just don’t think that big a hunk of an engine is gonna come off,” he told CBS4.
Kirby Klements owns the home which was hit by the large falling engine cowling today.
He tells @CBSDenver it came within 10ft of crashing through his home and killing him. Instead, it crushed his truck.
— Dillon Thomas (@DillonMThomas) February 20, 2021
Klements says insulation fell like snow onto his home and neighborhood.READ MORE: PHOTO GALLERY: Plane Debris Falls Onto Broomfield
Broomfield police say, miraculously, there have been no reports of injuries given the massive debris field. The plane landed safely at DIA.
Flight UA328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency crews as a precaution. There are no reported injuries onboard. We are in contact with the FAA, NTSB and local law enforcement.
— United Airlines (@united) February 20, 2021
For those who sustained damage from this incident, they are asked to fill out this form on United Airlines website.MORE NEWS: Airline Pilots Practice Frequently For Engine Failure Events Like One That May Have Happened In Denver
Claimants are asked to:
- Select “Concern”
- Select “Personal Injury”
- Enter flight details (United #328)
- Include incident details
- Include additional documentation/pictures/descriptions