United Airlines flight lands with engine on fire at Denver airport
A United Airlines flight landed at Denver airport on Sunday with one of its engines on fire.
No one was injured and all passengers were evacuated safely, Denver International Airport said.
Pictures on social media showed the Bombardier jet on the tarmac, with the left engine in flames.
It is not known at what point the engine caught fire. Flight UA5869, which was operating as SkyWest Airlines, had just made a one-hour flight from Aspen, Colorado.
“Arriving SkyWest flight 5869 was reported on fire, all passengers evacuated safely with no injuries. Denver Fire is on scene assessing,” Denver International Airport said.
“All runways are now open as investigation into SkyWest fire continues. Other airport operations remain unaffected.”
One passenger, who tweeted a picture of the plane, said the engine caught fire after landing.
“Quick and immediate response. First responders on runway. Huge thanks to pilot and crew for helping get passengers off safe,” the passenger said.
Rabia Chaudry, an author, also tweeted pictures from the tarmac, adding: “All safe.”
SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier, is feeder airline has contracts with major companies including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.