Plane lands with engine on fire in Denver airport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The left engine of the plane belonging to United Express, a regional branch of United Airlines, caught fire on the runway of Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
Flight 5869, which had 65 people including crew members on board, had arrived from Aspen after a short one-hour flight when the incident occurred, local Fox31 Denver reported.
Social media users on the scene posted images and photos of the dramatic event.
Passengers reported that no one had been injured and that the fire department “responded super quick.”
Everyone is safe though shook. All our stuff is on the plane. Waiting for diaper bag, stroller, ID, all my personal items. https://t.co/h4EVu2ajC2— rabia chaudry (@rabiasquared) July 2, 2017
Arriving SkyWest flight 5869 was reported on fire, all passengers evacuated safely with no injuries. Denver Fire is on scene assessing— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) July 2, 2017
All runways are now open as investigation into SkyWest fire continues. Other airport operations remain unaffected.— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) July 2, 2017
The affected plane was operated by Utah-based SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier serving more than 200 US cities.
The cause of the fire is as of yet unknown but an investigation is now under way.
“All runways are now open as investigation into SkyWest fire continues. Other airport operations remain unaffected,” airport officials said, as cited by local media outlet KDVR.com.