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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Wishing you all the best!
Your "Captain" Joe
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  • Bill Thomas
    Bill Thomas5 klukkustundum síðan

    What would have happened if this happened whilst the aircraft was over the Pacific Ocean, say half way to it's destination? Could have it flown the rest of the way with one engine working and one engine in such a damaged state?

  • C. Lassard
    C. Lassard5 klukkustundum síðan

    Engine go blewy boss!

  • Pierre Assouad
    Pierre Assouad5 klukkustundum síðan

    Audio is terrible in this video

  • digimaks
    digimaks5 klukkustundum síðan

    5:11 - I'm not a pilot nor trained. But from what i heard- when engine fail - you NEVER turn towards failed engine direction. Bad example of that used to happen in Russia several years ago, when young pilot turned the plane towards failed engine - which resulted into the plane to lose speed and go into tailspin fall.

  • Creative 80
    Creative 805 klukkustundum síðan

    I think it's a barbeque grill on the plane...

  • Trey Gilmore
    Trey Gilmore5 klukkustundum síðan

    Very good explanation

  • George Baltazar
    George Baltazar5 klukkustundum síðan

    Very clear explanations good job pilot and Co pilot God Bless

  • CCJJ Harris
    CCJJ Harris5 klukkustundum síðan

    No flight last 47 hours 🤦🏾‍♂️

    TOM BIGNALL5 klukkustundum síðan

    Fascinating,, many thanks for the explanations

  • ThisIsARubbishName
    ThisIsARubbishName5 klukkustundum síðan

    Every time I see the picture of the debris ring I am shocked. This is a great job!

  • Pertinent Prick
    Pertinent Prick5 klukkustundum síðan

    "What happened to the plane". "The engine go boom". Simple.

  • Cracking_wise_since 1947
    Cracking_wise_since 19475 klukkustundum síðan

    That IS the reason he turned into the live engine. Training kicking in.

  • Cloud Story
    Cloud Story5 klukkustundum síðan

    issofts.info/video/v-deo/namW0JyxY9TU0YI Explained in a great way .....thank you sir

  • Cloud Story

    Cloud Story

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I wonder if you can subscribe to my channel . Your an amazing inspiration to those who were trying to be a great pilot.

  • FQ AMI
    FQ AMI5 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a new level of respect for pilots. This is unreal. Amazing analysis.

  • stupidfish2
    stupidfish25 klukkustundum síðan

    The audio quality is not so great in this video.

  • SuperLittleTyke
    SuperLittleTyke5 klukkustundum síðan

    I will be interested to hear what the investigation pinpoints as the fundamental cause. Metal fatigue? Stress fracture? Lack of sufficient testing at the D & D stages?

  • Cyba IT
    Cyba IT6 klukkustundum síðan

    Amazing job by pilot, crew and atc and I would've had no idea without capt. Joe's brilliant summation. Great job all round (except for the guy that checked the fans of course, he's fired)

  • Steve Whitehouse
    Steve Whitehouse6 klukkustundum síðan

    He couldn't talk without his hands !!!!

  • Jw Black
    Jw Black6 klukkustundum síðan


  • Randall Cooper
    Randall Cooper6 klukkustundum síðan

    Should’ve used more duct tape

  • Jonas Jr
    Jonas Jr6 klukkustundum síðan

    Are you ant man from the movie?

  • Megan B.
    Megan B.6 klukkustundum síðan

    Give this man his fourth stripe already, FAA.

  • primovid
    primovid6 klukkustundum síðan

    Cool...Great job. No perform this same maneuver over the Rocky Mountains or Pacific ocean, where this plane was headed.

  • Chicken Gaming
    Chicken Gaming6 klukkustundum síðan

    Also a meme on the internet 👌

  • rke chevy
    rke chevy6 klukkustundum síðan

    Great analysis great channel !!

  • Vinay Chakraborty
    Vinay Chakraborty6 klukkustundum síðan

    Boieng is becoming increasingly unsafe. Pratt and Whitney engines too don't have a impressive track record.

  • Jam Tree
    Jam Tree6 klukkustundum síðan


  • dhouse
    dhouse6 klukkustundum síðan

    Three days @ 1.5M views for a tech video?....nice work.

  • pandurang p naik
    pandurang p naik6 klukkustundum síðan

    Excellent analysis...weldone

  • TheKaisersemmel
    TheKaisersemmel6 klukkustundum síðan

    Great Video! Cudos to the crew of Flight United 328, brilliant job!

  • Иван Иванович
    Иван Иванович6 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe Putin?

  • Elena Colon
    Elena Colon6 klukkustundum síðan

    yes very well understood , the check list tells it All

  • Mario JT Benedetti
    Mario JT Benedetti6 klukkustundum síðan

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 amazing analysis and explanation

  • slyowusu99
    slyowusu996 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it right that had the whole engine become detached, the weight imbalance would have made the aircraft uncontrollable?

  • Shreeja Madhu
    Shreeja Madhu6 klukkustundum síðan

    It's like he always keeps saying he won't do any air crash investigation videos and the next thing u know what happend to the United air boeing 777 200

  • chmv
    chmv7 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you, Joe!

  • Lloyd V.
    Lloyd V.7 klukkustundum síðan

    Fantastic explanation! Best source of info on the net.

  • hyou zan ren
    hyou zan ren7 klukkustundum síðan

    These day planes Maker can hide bad planes and making it look good(Boeing!) Its not possible to check plane condition with just eye anymore... We need better way to do it now!

  • Donald Mason
    Donald Mason7 klukkustundum síðan

    This is the third failure of this type of Pratt and Witney engine recently!

  • david attinger
    david attinger7 klukkustundum síðan

    very good review

  • John Ellis Thomas
    John Ellis Thomas7 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you. Brilliant explanations.Fantastic aircraft crew. (Must have a guardian Angel somewhere)Also thanks to all ground staff.

  • MyDreaminOrbit
    MyDreaminOrbit7 klukkustundum síðan

    Imagine if this event occurred over the pacific, thank goodness that didn't happen.

  • R-Dizz Automotive
    R-Dizz Automotive7 klukkustundum síðan

    Contained engine failure, not uncontained, the blade went through the engine not straight out the side.

  • Norma Bates
    Norma Bates7 klukkustundum síðan

    This is why I no longer fly, everything is so slapdash nowadays and everybody can work anywhere regardless of competency due to discrimination bullshit.. So much incompetence these days and all the moronic masses just put up with it.. LMMFAO

  • Ray Lee
    Ray Lee7 klukkustundum síðan

    No more quality?

  • Marian Solomes
    Marian Solomes7 klukkustundum síðan

    No one is answering the main question: what if this would have happened 2 hours into the flight, over the pacific? What then? This is the ONLY reason I avoid as much as possible to fly to Hawaii!☹️ even though I love it there!

  • Blackerden Black
    Blackerden Black7 klukkustundum síðan

    Fuck dat

  • Ha Ka
    Ha Ka8 klukkustundum síðan

    Wunderbar - made my Day 🤣🤣🤣👌

  • Hmmm Intresting
    Hmmm Intresting8 klukkustundum síðan

    B 17 aces : first time?

  • Asrat Teshome
    Asrat Teshome8 klukkustundum síðan

    God is good. Only God saved them. Praise to HIm

  • Ilham Ramadhan
    Ilham Ramadhan8 klukkustundum síðan

    737 dislike?? is that intentional?

  • John Snodgrass
    John Snodgrass8 klukkustundum síðan

    I love you comment about keeping 2 person cockpits. This event and the famous landing on the Hudson clearly show that you need teamwork in failure situations. I'm sure there are plenty more, but these are the ones that come to my mind.

  • Bob Greene
    Bob Greene8 klukkustundum síðan

    Having lived near Stapleton, we know there is only a brief interval to climb to cruise altitude before meeting the front range peaks, with updraft and downdraft situations. With diminishing time adding pressure on the pilot, this scenario was much more dangerous than it might have appeared. Controlling an engine fire is one thing, but holding course while doing checklists made the passenger applause all the more understandable.

  • mj live trends
    mj live trends8 klukkustundum síðan

    issofts.info/video/v-deo/anWKlopvg6PRmn4 issofts.info/video/v-deo/anWKlopvg6PRmn4 issofts.info/video/v-deo/anWKlopvg6PRmn4 issofts.info/video/v-deo/anWKlopvg6PRmn4 issofts.info/video/v-deo/anWKlopvg6PRmn4.. This is the answer

  • evilborg
    evilborg9 klukkustundum síðan

    I can't even imagine what the crew and passengers felt at first. The pilots did a awesome job!!

  • John LaCroix
    John LaCroix9 klukkustundum síðan

    WOW AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work

  • Samuel Maltry
    Samuel Maltry9 klukkustundum síðan

    This reminds me of QF32. Anyone else?

  • Smithtn22
    Smithtn229 klukkustundum síðan

    Test you show is of a Rolls Royce blade separation to prove the integrity of the cowling in containing the fan blade and not coming apart itself. Take what you want from that regarding P&W.

  • Pemako diary
    Pemako diary9 klukkustundum síðan

    United is often in news for wrong reasons

  • Aaron
    Aaron9 klukkustundum síðan

    *Hey, to you reading*, you are loved in this moment, just as you are, here's how we know: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  • The Ghetto Garage
    The Ghetto Garage9 klukkustundum síðan

    It may sound like I’m full of shit but I legitimately watched this engine detonate from 120th and Colorado BLVD. from where I was it was a giant cloud of black smoke and a trail following engine 2

  • Niki Sawyers
    Niki Sawyers9 klukkustundum síðan

    I would want you flying any plane I was on. I’ve always been deathly afraid of flying but have done it several times. I’ve been on flights that I thought were going DOWN. So glad to know that there’s specific protocol in place that can be followed by checklist. I still have a fear deep down. I feel like I should keep my feet on the ground... but at the same time, the technology is so amazingly intriguing. A little part of me never wants to fly again... but it’s a long boat ride from Philadelphia to Aruba 😅

  • Housemahn
    Housemahn9 klukkustundum síðan

    Love the presentation 👌

  • Nathan Sheridan
    Nathan Sheridan9 klukkustundum síðan

    I daresay Liberty Mutual will have some new ads featuring the folks with the debris in their yard...

  • Gary The Fixer
    Gary The Fixer9 klukkustundum síðan

    Overweight plane landing using friction brakes and spoilers only. I’d assume you can’t thrust reverse a single lateral engine. Brakes were probably damn near on fire.

  • Aditya Bose
    Aditya Bose9 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Mr. Joe! Could you tell what are the different types of towers a pilot need to contact during his/her flight?

    TEKNO9 klukkustundum síðan

    I think I am more amazed of that pickup truck not getting hit by that metal engine ring (whatever you wanna call it) than the plane being able to land safely. Just imagine the chances of that pickup not getting hit.

  • Puru Date
    Puru Date9 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks for educating us

  • James Cann
    James Cann9 klukkustundum síðan

    Big deal. (being sarcastic here) What if there was a turbine disk failure. That would be orders of magnitude higher of an issue. Cowling round the fan is designed for blades coming loose. You loose light weight items, soft items come off the nacelle and all looks dramatic, then you can come back and land on one engine. But turbine disks and areas around them, that's high energy areas. That can take out a lot more. RR had a spate of those a while back, taking out sections of the wing. RR has made some good improvements there.

  • Bhavesh Tawde
    Bhavesh Tawde9 klukkustundum síðan

    Flyhigh captain joe😎👍👍👍

  • Daval Ddert
    Daval Ddert9 klukkustundum síðan

    These plane mishaps have been happening way too often in the past decade or less

  • Bob Livingston
    Bob Livingston10 klukkustundum síðan

    Engine out procedure off that runway is a left turn.That is why he turned left.

  • Pakesh De
    Pakesh De10 klukkustundum síðan

    The amazing thing about the whole incident is everyone was calm. From camera guy no shaking/screaming/shaking to the pilot going through the lists to the tower staff talking them down. Seriously nice to see and hear pros at work.

  • Shushil Chand
    Shushil Chand10 klukkustundum síðan

    Who is more important: a medical doctor or a pilot?

  • Jacob Zepeda
    Jacob Zepeda10 klukkustundum síðan

    Great video.

  • Tony Andraza
    Tony Andraza10 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Captain, at about 4:31 in your video, the pilot can be heard reporting the engine failure and requesting an immediate turn. There is a brief exchange with the tower and they agree to an immediate left turn. I suppose it may be pedantic but it seems to me that the pilot could have expressed the desire for the left turn in the initial request. What do you think? I wonder because in other circumstances, would the plane and tower not be better served with all necessary details in the initial request rather than back and forth? In some cases, the details may be much more elaborate than simply 'left turn'. (at least, as a layman I would imagine could be the case)

  • bluesmokerH1
    bluesmokerH110 klukkustundum síðan

    Glad this was not a jet engine meme!

  • Pav Banga
    Pav Banga10 klukkustundum síðan

    Excellent .. just superb

  • Sammy Vukovic
    Sammy Vukovic10 klukkustundum síðan

    Can we clap for the guy that was recording the engine with out shaking the phone

  • Charles Diekmann
    Charles Diekmann10 klukkustundum síðan

    What a great video on what went on behind the scene on the engine failure and landing of the plane. That was a great insight. I’m also truly amazed on how calm the pilot was during the whole incident.

  • aickiy
    aickiy10 klukkustundum síðan

    Nicely explained, Super. Thank you

  • hgodtx
    hgodtx10 klukkustundum síðan

    1:12 Did he just say 47 hour flight? Isn't that enough time to circle the globe twice?

  • Carl
    Carl11 klukkustundum síðan

    The engine has blown to shreds. Do they need to check the checklist. lol Just land already :-)

  • Cringler Miller
    Cringler Miller11 klukkustundum síðan

    Its broomfield bub

  • patrick hufford
    patrick hufford11 klukkustundum síðan

    Its called flutter, and corporate greed trying to screw the unionized labor.

  • Harris Vines
    Harris Vines11 klukkustundum síðan

    This accident is a certified OH HEELLL NOOOOO

  • wezdog1
    wezdog111 klukkustundum síðan

    It was not uncontained. The kevlar containment belt was not damaged. The damage to the fuse was likely from the nacelle departure.

  • yuitr loing
    yuitr loing11 klukkustundum síðan

    situation and could easily fly back and land safely. That is very reassuring even if it is a scary event.

  • Daniel Plainview
    Daniel Plainview11 klukkustundum síðan

    So much for the notion of the autonomous plane concept

  • Tau Cetus
    Tau Cetus11 klukkustundum síðan

    Great analysis. I thought the fire visible in the exposed compressor section of the engine contributed to engine fan blades spinning.

  • MrKeldar00
    MrKeldar0011 klukkustundum síðan

    Enjoyed this,. Thank you!

  • yuitr loing

    yuitr loing

    11 klukkustundum síðan


  • J F
    J F11 klukkustundum síðan

    This guy is a fraud. The pilots do not increase power at 10,000 ft. They lower the nose. The engines are already at climb thrust.

  • Mahesh Yadav
    Mahesh Yadav11 klukkustundum síðan

    Youre putting on winter fat

  • Fraz Ahmad
    Fraz Ahmad11 klukkustundum síðan

    Why can't there be 4 engines, 2 just in case one fails on either side? It might be a dumb question but I always wonder why not.

  • millionmiler.club
    millionmiler.club11 klukkustundum síðan

    Would CRM be applied here and just the first officer to help or would the pilot request additional crew help?

  • phil pellerito
    phil pellerito11 klukkustundum síðan

    Excellent video well done!

  • Fjon
    Fjon11 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel sorry for the person that had to clean all of the passengers seats 😳

  • laudanum669
    laudanum66911 klukkustundum síðan

    What would have geen the outcome if this happened half way to Hawaii over the Pacific?

  • Bernd Lorenz
    Bernd Lorenz11 klukkustundum síðan


  • LexCheung
    LexCheung11 klukkustundum síðan

    Captain smurf