BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – Broomfield Police released a three minute-long audio clip of 911 calls after United Airlines Flight 328 suffered an engine malfunction and debris fell onto the neighborhoods below. The debris was scattered across multiple neighborhoods and Commons Park.
No one was hurt on the ground or on the plane.READ MORE: 'We Figured The Plane Crashed': Coloradan Counts Blessings After United Flight 328 Engine Explodes Overhead
Broomfield police rushed to various scenes as close to 100 911 calls were being fielded by dispatchers.
“Hang on one second, we’re getting blown up with 911 calls,” one dispatcher said.
“I’m sure you are,” replied a caller.READ MORE: Passengers On United Flight 328 Describe Moments After Engine Blew Apart
One woman called 911 and told a dispatcher, “it almost landed on my head.”
Josh Toten said he called 911 after seeing the engine malfunction from his car.
“I saw a few puffs of black smoke come out and then about ten seconds after I saw that initial fireball I saw it explode,” Toten said.
The debris, including a piece known as the cowling of the engine, landed on yards, rooves and vehicles.
“My main concern was watching all of those pieces come off, because I knew they were over a very populated area,” Toten said.
“Our communications center and patrol officers have been inundated with calls this afternoon. We are asking the community to only contact us now if they find a large piece of the plane. We appreciate all of the help we have received so far,” Broomfield police stated on social media Sunday.