DENVER — A Untied Airlines flight to Orlando, Florida, was forced to return to Denver International Airport on Sunday morning because of a mechanical issue with one of its engines.
United Airlines Flight 293, a Boeing 737-800, took off from DIA at 7:59 a.m., according to FlightAware.
It circled around DIA before landing safely back at the airport at 8:27 a.m.
Abbi Reznicek posted video to Twitter that appeared to show the engine cover partially detached.
@united From all the passengers of flight UA293, this was more than a"minor inconvenince." The engine malfunctioned on the Boeing 737 and this happened MID-FLIGHT.. at first I thought it was a colonial woman on the wing and there was something they weren't telling us. pic.twitter.com/vrMfXEM2n4
— Abbi Reznicek (@BeSmartAurora) September 29, 2019
United said in a statement that passengers were placed on a different plane to Orlando. No passengers or crew were injured.