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UNITED 328 Engine Failure! WHAT CHECKLISTS did the pilots use? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

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Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel!
On the 20th of February 2021, a United Boeing 777-200, registration N772UA performing flight UA-328 from Denver,CO to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 231 passengers and 10 crew, was in the initial climb out of Denver's runway 25 when the right hand engine's (PW4077) inlet separated associated with the failure of the engine. The crew declared Mayday reporting an engine failure. The aircraft stopped the climb at about 13000 feet, the crew requested to return to Denver after running the checklists. ATC offered any runway, they would make it happen. The aircraft returned to Denver for a safe landing on runway 26 about 23 minutes after departure. The aircraft stopped on the runway for a check by emergency services. Emergency services advised of an active fire within the right hand engine and extinguished the fire a few minutes later. The aircraft was subsequently towed off the runway to a remote parking stand, where passengers disembarked and were bussed to the terminal. There were no injuries.
The engine inlet fell into the neighbourhood of Broomfield,CO, located about 16nm west of Denver near 13th and Elmwood Street, the debris also struck through the roof of an adjacent house.
Broomfield police reported that although debris impacted the neighbourhood and damaged a number of homes, there were no injuries on the ground. The debris field expands over a nautical mile.
Ground observers reported hearing the sound of an explosion like bang, smoke and saw the debris falling down. The aircraft continued flying.
Watch the video to learn more about what happened!
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  1. WhatisNot


    Prije 6 minuta

    Thumbnail: Is this a bird? Meme

  2. Qwerty Qwerty

    Qwerty Qwerty

    Prije 10 minuta

    Meanwhile, the pilot's salary decreased below a half in the past 10-15 years in my country, and yet there is such a huge responsibility.

  3. American SuperTramp

    American SuperTramp

    Prije 15 minuta

    Did I hear someone say: I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.

  4. Qwerty Qwerty

    Qwerty Qwerty

    Prije 18 minuta


  5. John Rosello

    John Rosello

    Prije 19 minuta


  6. john smitten

    john smitten

    Prije 25 minuta

    i can do this

  7. me


    Prije 34 minuta

    Will FAA fine pilot for throwing things out of moving plane and endangerment people on the ground? I mean like they do with 2lb drone pilots?

  8. Nik Nijhawan

    Nik Nijhawan

    Prije 36 minuta

    That big ring actually fell into my friends friends yard

  9. Justin Allard

    Justin Allard

    Prije 36 minuta

    I really enjoyed your analysis of this failure, it really does a lot to reassure me with the safety of commercial air travel.

  10. The Tutorial Channel

    The Tutorial Channel

    Prije 54 minuta

    Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

  11. Reuben RJ

    Reuben RJ

    Prije sat

    Captain Joe, is the ATC radio clearer in the aircraft or just as hit and miss like the recordings? I must be getting hold because I loose a lot of diction in the messages.

  12. Nicholas Piscitelli

    Nicholas Piscitelli

    Prije sat

    Great job all around, I hope the airlines keep at least two pilots in the cockpit. When issues like this,or even less than this happens, the extra pilot can mean the difference between life and death.

  13. Daniel Obare

    Daniel Obare

    Prije sat

    No one: What happened to the engine? Random MVP: The ting go skrrr papapa skiyaa Glad the situation was handled professionally and no one was hurt, even the plane.

  14. jimspc


    Prije sat

    I don't think the pilot sounded startled initially. He may well have been, but I thought he sounded as if he was talking while simultaneously assessing or doing something else, like looking for the manual or going over the indicator lights.

  15. Pablo Guillermo de Oliveira Muro

    Pablo Guillermo de Oliveira Muro

    Prije sat


  16. Armando Aguiar

    Armando Aguiar

    Prije sat

    Good Job Thank You

  17. Tomasz Ser

    Tomasz Ser

    Prije 2 sati

    they were very lucky - debris from fan kill nobody on the board, not damge fusalage [ it is fast , hard and strong as shapnel ...] and landed safely

  18. Nunya Bidnez

    Nunya Bidnez

    Prije 2 sati

    Amazing how aviation safety gets better and better and then all of a sudden eng's and AF's from the 80's are falling apart in flight. WTFO?

  19. Nunya Bidnez

    Nunya Bidnez

    Prije 2 sati

    Where is the checklist for CGI engine failures? You guys will believe anything.

  20. Fredi Hernandez

    Fredi Hernandez

    Prije 2 sati

    First time watching your videos, I can say for sure, even if I know nothing about aviation, the explanation was great and understandable.

  21. Kristina Whorey

    Kristina Whorey

    Prije 2 sati

    They did not cancel the fire bell as it was music to their ears? Tried to do "radiotelephony" with the fire bell blaring? Classic case in the sim where the instructor yells "you love that bell do you?"

  22. ATEJOP


    Prije 2 sati

    26yr old rotor blades? Fly it tilll it breaks huh? Nonpreventive maintenance. Should change after 60000 hrs not suprised...$$ before lives...

  23. peterganse


    Prije 3 sati

    So glad to hear everyone made it back onto the ground safe and sound. Great work by the pilots, crew and everyone involved! I would be absolutely terrified as a passenger to say the least.



    Prije 3 sati


  25. ProgM


    Prije 3 sati

    Boeing sucks! FAIL

  26. BaltimoreAndOhioRR


    Prije 3 sati

    Very well done video! Thanks! ✈

  27. Toast N' Jam

    Toast N' Jam

    Prije 4 sati

    Reminds me of a old joke. Two idiots are flying from New York to London when one engine flames out halfway across the Atlantic. The captain say this plane can fly safely with one engine and since we're halfway there we'll continue on but there will be a five hour delay. So one idiot says to the other... If the other engine goes we'll be up here all night.

  28. 6777 Productions

    6777 Productions

    Prije 4 sati

    Thank you for the kind words for our great investigators at the NTSB. They are truly wonderful people and deserve a lot more recognition than what they do get

  29. small ed

    small ed

    Prije 4 sati

    Since what has the likes of this ever happened to an engine before, and I mean ever? High probability of a Stuxnet application.

  30. bird271828


    Prije 4 sati

    Why are there near 1000 dislikes?? What is there not to like?

  31. bird271828


    Prije 4 sati

    Any landing you can walk away from, is a good landing 👏👏👏

  32. Mike Mas

    Mike Mas

    Prije 4 sati

    Wow you are the greatest - I felt as if i was in the plane. Best Regards - Mike www.rotory.com

  33. Mr. Mark

    Mr. Mark

    Prije 4 sati

    Typical United "farmer"....so arrogant.....Continental pilots would handle this....idiots. As a retired CAL Captain...we can rely on United to fuck it up.....

  34. Andrew Farnam

    Andrew Farnam

    Prije 4 sati

    "Mayday" comes from the french "M'aidez!" which means help me.

  35. Noe Godinez

    Noe Godinez

    Prije 4 sati

    What happens when all phones on board are not on airplane mode

  36. Bryce Juby

    Bryce Juby

    Prije 4 sati

    Would kinda assume standard IFEs you land an then egress as required

  37. Sluggo63


    Prije 4 sati

    Joe, nice job as always. I just have two quick (tiny) critiques. When you mentioned the turbulence at the beginning you said FL140, but in the US (unlike the lower, variable ones in Europe), the TA is 18,000 feet, so the turbulence went from 14,000 feet to FL220. Also, in the Boeings (757, 767, 777) the engines aren’t called “one” and “two”, they’re called “Left” and “Right.” Keep up the great work!

  38. Jos Callinet

    Jos Callinet

    Prije 4 sati

    Beautiful job all around, great presentation, Captain Joe! - thanking everyone on that flight and on the ground in the control tower for their dedicated professionalism!

  39. Too-old Forthischet

    Too-old Forthischet

    Prije 4 sati


  40. Just Sam

    Just Sam

    Prije 4 sati

    For those of you making jokes of this situation that happened in real life. Stop for a moment and think if you were their and then here what this guy has to say about what the pilots need to do in order to control the situation and not make it worse. Some of you people hate the fact that other people where saying that they got lucky, which is true. They got lucky that they where in Good Hands and Gods Hands, and J.P. Quixote Seems to be playing God. So do what's right and that guy seems to have 44 likes so please, Report his comment and do what's right. FYI the pieces that fell of could of got caught on the ruder of the plane so they are lucky it landed safely in someones yard. It also may seem like it's shaking in control, but he said in the video that it's shaking even more because something is missing. Just watch it with an opened mind :)

  41. daniel boguszewski

    daniel boguszewski

    Prije 5 sati

    I live superior colorado where this happened. I recorded the explosion in the air and boom noise. I would not be surprise if there not Canadian geese. It’s some many of them here.

  42. stefano giovannini

    stefano giovannini

    Prije 5 sati

    Boeing had an explosive comeback after the 737 Max crashes.

  43. Easy


    Prije 5 sati

    Appreciate your knowledge and thank you for sharing!

  44. Linda Berry

    Linda Berry

    Prije 5 sati

    When I saw this on the news, I thought it was my daughter's flight! However, this flight was going to Hawaii and her plane was still at the airport needing to be de-iced twice. I was happy that she was ok as well as the passengers on the other flight

  45. Joel Miller

    Joel Miller

    Prije 5 sati

    Fascinating. Really clear explanations Captain Joe.

  46. XRP 747E

    XRP 747E

    Prije 5 sati

    First time here. This was an excellent summation and very well done. Thank you.

  47. Grumpy G

    Grumpy G

    Prije 6 sati

    Who needs the NTSB, we got this guy.

  48. Kurt Septon

    Kurt Septon

    Prije 6 sati

    It's BRoomfield with an "R", not BLoomfield... 😉 (Named after the broom handle corn that used to grow here..) It was definitely a very loud boom. I heard it from inside my house and thought it sounded like a sonic boom. I initially thought that someone might be getting in trouble for that. (I'm actually old enough to remember hearing those as a kid...) We do have a fairly large non-commercial airport close to us, that occasionally runs military jets out of it, along with small and large corporate jets, and firefighting aircraft. (Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport)

  49. James Merkel

    James Merkel

    Prije 6 sati

    they had control & did right thing & landed safely yeah, but if they didn't hve control say bad fire problem. They could turn super hard tight left turns to help get fire out & burn off extra wt & get to ideal lower thicker air so they hve more control at slower speeds,. Making 3,4,5,6 tight turn toward denver than landing might hve been safer allowing time to fully assess damage & flying ability & time to dump fuel b4 landing light & near empty like a paper airplane.

  50. claterpillar1


    Prije 6 sati

    If one engine fails. The plane is designed for this. The other engine will carry it to the crash scene. 😄 I kid. Great flying!

  51. James Merkel

    James Merkel

    Prije 6 sati

    this is why I don't want commercial planes flying over water more than 70 glide miles unless they hve more than 2 engines. 3 full size best but 2 ful size & 2 leer jet on tail size protect glide & keeps lights on & power on & hydraulics on.

  52. Matthew Buettner

    Matthew Buettner

    Prije 6 sati

    Saw it on Reddit first, of course it was a meme but still

  53. Jeffrey Hunter

    Jeffrey Hunter

    Prije 6 sati

    I am stunned that anyone is considering a single pilot aircraft for this type. There is too much to do in an emergency for one person to handle alone.

  54. Michael C

    Michael C

    Prije 6 sati

    Nicely done.

  55. Steve Richter

    Steve Richter

    Prije 6 sati

    How quickly were the runways cleared?

  56. [FCClan]The Stranger

    [FCClan]The Stranger

    Prije 6 sati

    It usually takes about 2 years for the NTSB to issue their results.

  57. M Redant

    M Redant

    Prije 7 sati

    I don't know Iwatched this video until the last sec.. because I'm not that interested into aviation.. but good content is good content

  58. M W

    M W

    Prije 7 sati

    GE, they bring good things to life, but not jet engines.

  59. Mutt Hääm

    Mutt Hääm

    Prije 7 sati

    "Always learning." Thank you!!! Taking all of the time and effort you have, is so appreciated! Very Special.

  60. Janice Olliver

    Janice Olliver

    Prije 7 sati

    Very educational and informative

  61. Wesley Fuller

    Wesley Fuller

    Prije 7 sati

    Was anyone else sent here by the Algos caught off guard with how upbeat the intro music was for this topic? Yeeeeps

  62. Jackson McCarthy

    Jackson McCarthy

    Prije 7 sati

    A walk around prior to dispatch and a second walk around by the ground crew dispatcher. How can they check for engine failure? They can’t.

  63. Sanjay Gokhale

    Sanjay Gokhale

    Prije 7 sati

    There's a reason why pilots are highly paid & should be. It requires nerves, training,quick thinking & experience.

  64. Sanjay Gokhale

    Sanjay Gokhale

    Prije 7 sati

    Having 2 engines is fine but long distance over the ocean should require at least 3 like the Lockheed L10-11.

  65. Michael Blane

    Michael Blane

    Prije 7 sati

    Thank you, Joe, for a very good summary! Ausgezeichnet!

  66. James Ebola

    James Ebola

    Prije 8 sati

    I assume clean underwear dropped down with oxygen masks for all the passengers....

  67. 77gravity


    Prije 8 sati

    I once read a comment from an engineeer: "We study blade separations the way that nuclear scientists study meltdowns."

  68. BreakBomb


    Prije 8 sati

    gold content! 🙌

  69. Eric Van Maanen

    Eric Van Maanen

    Prije 8 sati

    Pilots ROCK!!

  70. Charles Ayers

    Charles Ayers

    Prije 8 sati

    Very good and useful summation given how long we must wait for NTSB. Couldn’t help noticing that your graphic of the fire drill ended up with the second bottle arrow pointing at no. 1 engine! That emphasizes how critical it is to confirm every shutdown move on a twin. Be careful of condescending language re “boys and girls”. Great job and thanks. Long retired 747 Captain.

  71. MrErrix


    Prije 8 sati

    I wonder if they would have needed/ been able to dump fuel, to reduce the weight - is this even advisable with a burning engine?

  72. William Gregor

    William Gregor

    Prije 8 sati

    enjoyed it very much.

  73. Ben Whitney

    Ben Whitney

    Prije 8 sati

    I live in Broomfield. I was sitting in my apartment watching youtube when this happened. When I heard the big boom I thought for sure it was a fighter jet that had broken the sound barrier or something (there are always fighter jets coming in and out of the Broomfield airport) I looked out my window and saw this passenger plane way up in the sky and was like huh that was weird....only later did I find out that airplane parts were falling out of the sky near me. Pretty awesome that these planes can have an engine explode and still be able to fly

  74. Ancient Flight

    Ancient Flight

    Prije 8 sati

    Situation analysis and as able Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. Boeing makes them strong and as safe as possible. Yeehaa!

  75. Zx11pilot


    Prije 8 sati

    Thank you for your excellent breakdown of the event. Very informative and well presented 👍

  76. originalbot


    Prije 8 sati

    nice video. too bad the audio is awful

  77. Dal Adams

    Dal Adams

    Prije 8 sati


  78. Mark Baz

    Mark Baz

    Prije 8 sati

    I am personally much reassured to see just how wide and deep is the professionalism involved in keeping us safe!

  79. SnowbordrWRX


    Prije 8 sati

    There is a ME in Team though. and Meat also. :D

  80. Paul M

    Paul M

    Prije 8 sati

    Aircraft are safer without pilots.

  81. _ Sa

    _ Sa

    Prije 9 sati

    Please can you translate to Arabic language because we are Arabic people so you need Arabic language please please please please please please Captain Captain Captain Captain please please translate to Arabic😭😭🤍🤍🐳

    • _ Sa

      _ Sa

      Prije 8 sati

      This is Arabic people Mayday Mayday Mayday please translate to Arabic language or teach me English language thank you.🤓😭😂🤍💜❄️🐳

    • _ Sa

      _ Sa

      Prije 8 sati

      I have a good solution you can teach me English language good idea🤓🤓🐳

  82. Dave Fisher

    Dave Fisher

    Prije 9 sati

    careful. some cats kill other cats..

  83. Star Tech77

    Star Tech77

    Prije 9 sati

    Ain’t fucking rocket science. It blew up. Pilot’s perspective useless here.

  84. ken Smith

    ken Smith

    Prije 9 sati

    Awesome Explanation !. Thank you ...

  85. SsmarcosS41


    Prije 9 sati

    what if that happens in the middle of the ocean? they will got time to land?

  86. Ron Eubanks

    Ron Eubanks

    Prije 9 sati

    Great report from former Navy flight engineer. Top quality people all around.

  87. mellokeith


    Prije 9 sati

    Well done Captain

  88. Jinnap


    Prije 9 sati

    Great job to the pilot... He's the man... 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

  89. Deuman Limbu

    Deuman Limbu

    Prije 9 sati

    Great job done pilot huge congratulations all the best god bless you all 🙏.

  90. Morse Code Reviews

    Morse Code Reviews

    Prije 9 sati

    Flight Attendant: Ladies and gentlemen the shit your pants light is now on. You may proceed at your earliest convenience.

  91. Makanouchi Ippo

    Makanouchi Ippo

    Prije 9 sati

    The broad learning byerly alert because dragon expectedly start afore a useless ticket. coherent, lethal parallelogram

  92. John Smithers

    John Smithers

    Prije 9 sati

    Pilots should have landed immediately and NOT flown around doing checklists. It's when they delay landing when crashes happen, as fires and equipment failures worsen very quickly. Land immediately!

  93. Никита Розвод

    Никита Розвод

    Prije 9 sati

    1:28 why haven't we got crystal clear communication devices in 2021? how could you possibly hear anything from that mumbling?

  94. Thomas Calderwood

    Thomas Calderwood

    Prije 9 sati

    Fantastic informative video

  95. MV Whity

    MV Whity

    Prije 9 sati

    The checklist is printed because of possible failure of electrically hardware? “Wunderbar” 😀

  96. Mark Lindsey

    Mark Lindsey

    Prije 9 sati

    Everyone involved was very capable, hats off!

  97. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin

    Prije 9 sati

    The overweight checklist must've been performed because of the weight of the pilot's balls of steel.

  98. Kevin A Ervin

    Kevin A Ervin

    Prije 9 sati

    Been on many flights, in and out of Denver DIA. Straight awsome. not even afraid to fly again.

  99. Ambuchannel


    Prije 9 sati

    What if they were in the middle of the ocean?

  100. USN Chief

    USN Chief

    Prije 10 sati

    One of the safest airplanes flying. Scary to see it happen, but the airplane is designed to deal with emergencies like this. I'm glad it all turned out good for everyone involved.

    • opzz xsin

      opzz xsin

      Prije 9 sati

      I'm just trying to imagine anyone wanting to get off that plane and right back onto another. I mean maybe after a few weeks or months once you calm down. But not same day.