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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Your "Captain" Joe
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  1. peter m

    peter mPred 9 minutami

    fuel jetting was not necessary ? Or I missed in your description

  2. Pascal Dj

    Pascal DjPred 27 minutami

    Great video! What lights up is the fast talking of the ATC... also before the mayday. He really talks fast, he talks like a auction leader calling out the bids! You foreign pilots never have problems understanding this? I can imagine it can be hard sometimes. Gr Pascal, aircraft engineer

  3. John Thomas

    John ThomasPred uro

    So did the fire suppression not work or is the video with it on fire early in the event?

  4. Imran Hayat

    Imran HayatPred 2 urami

    Love the video! I wonder if the pilot had to jettison fuel in order to land so early?

  5. DogCraft Gaming

    DogCraft GamingPred 2 urami

    I listened to the CVR and it took 11 seconds for Denver DEV to respond to UAL328’s MAYDAY call

  6. DogCraft Gaming

    DogCraft GamingPred 2 urami

    Somebody fix Denver DEV

  7. The Cryptocurrency News Portal

    The Cryptocurrency News PortalPred 4 urami

    Great video. Thank you sir.

  8. John Rose

    John RosePred 4 urami

    I would have sharted in my pants I think if I was on that flight.......especially when hearing the huge boom.... and if sitting on that side of the engine and getting the view............probably said the f word a few times.... several actually! and ordered a couple drinks!!

  9. John Rose

    John RosePred 4 urami

    Can you imagine if anyone on the ground... (ie) kids were outside at the time when that huge piece of engine shroud came down to the ground. So lucky that nobody was hurt or killed!.... I lived in Denver for more than a decade and the airport... the newest one........is far away from the city. Is it usual for aircraft to be this old. I flew from Denver once to Hawaii, it was not too long after the top was peeled off one and sucked out a flight attendant. and our flight was in a thunderstorm trying to land. That plane shook so bad, scariest flight I have ever been on! Everyone I want those pilots on my next plane ride..... they were awesome!!!!

  10. Rusty Shackelford

    Rusty ShackelfordPred 5 urami

    GE had a similar fan blade break up many years ago. You 'd think they would have eliminated the problem by now.

  11. Cade Reynolds

    Cade ReynoldsPred 6 urami

    Well done and explained video

  12. Scott Maas Media

    Scott Maas MediaPred 6 urami

    Great play by play analysis thank you sir. 👍 Great teamwork!! 🛩


    HERNAN SENORENPred 13 urami

    In the Navy gas turbine ship I recall actual call "Engineering casualty, engineering casualty, class B fire 1B GTM, MER1. This is not a drill". Repetitive training does pay off in the actual casualty. It save lives. Prevent further damage and costly repairs.

  14. J Pol

    J PolPred 15 urami

    They made a tight left u turn and could have lined up for the runway they took off from. That would have been the quickest route to landing. My question is why would they buy time in the air by passing up that runway and circling in from the opposite direction, just to complete the checklists, when they could have set down sooner? Should a crippled air craft try to stay in the air to complete checklists if they are inline for a much quicker landing? That seems like they are taking a much bigger chance of crashing by staying up! Please clear up this question of landing immediately or staying aloft to complete checklists! I feel they should have landed sooner on the same runway without completing checklists since it was offered to them. Thanks. Great video. Jpol.

  15. Daniel G

    Daniel GPred 15 urami

    I hope the entire flight crew gets a raise.

  16. ToxicVaccines ToxicFluoride HIV HOAX

    ToxicVaccines ToxicFluoride HIV HOAXPred 15 urami

    What happened to the exes fuel on the plane? I understand pilots must dump in the air the remaining fuel on the fuel tanks before landing to reduce the risk of fire.

  17. Peter Rygiel

    Peter RygielPred 16 urami

    If that sucker lands in my yard, good luck getting it back !

  18. karim.dojacat

    karim.dojacatPred 21 uro

    did u talked german? 😊 i heard- wunderbar

  19. Black Widow Wood Design

    Black Widow Wood DesignPred 21 uro

    God bless the professionals

  20. 3D FPV Prints

    3D FPV PrintsPred 22 urami

    These people are so lucky they had someone that could stay calm and handle the situation. The training these pilots receive is top notch as they always have so many lives in their hands. Great job pilots!

  21. Alessandro Della Casa

    Alessandro Della CasaPred 23 urami

    What does the NTSB personnel do when they're not investigating on an accident? Would be interesting to know about their stories like if they're engineers and they are called out from their ordinary job to work for the emergency for a period of time.



    Fantastic explanation in its entirety. Also, excellent calm composure of all involved is very crucial. For the safe landing and passengers safety, a big kudos to every one!

  23. PatriciaWSchroeder J HowardBAlexander

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  24. Marilyn Guinnane

    Marilyn GuinnanePred dnevom

    My husband was Chief Flight Engineer for an air freight co. He said that computers replacing the F/Es was a very bad idea and time would prove him right.

  25. Vic D

    Vic DPred dnevom

    Great video and information

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  28. Enrique Morfin Macouzet

    Enrique Morfin MacouzetPred dnevom

    Remids me that MAYDAY episode when the stupid pilots turn off the good engine and only relied on the turbine that was on fire and they all died... Let know the flying attendant if you see something wrong... tell them is the wright turbine .. tell the pilot is the wright turbine on fire... do not turn off the left turbine.. wright turbine of fire, left turbine is OKKK WRIGHT TURBINE IS ON FIRE!!!!!! Lol..

  29. Olhayeh Ali Olhayeh

    Olhayeh Ali OlhayehPred dnevom

    Good analysis

  30. Fragarbai

    FragarbaiPred dnevom

    Mens and women vs boys and girls. Praise was given to all hear. It was different though depending on whether you were the men and women pilots flying the plane vs those boys and girls that are cabin crew holding everything and everyone together in the rear.

  31. celkat

    celkatPred dnevom

    Thanks for this excellent video! Do you know if any fuel had to be dumped during this incident? And assuming fuel needs to be dumped in a situation like this, are measures taken to do so over uninhabited areas?

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  33. ToTrigger Snowflakes

    ToTrigger SnowflakesPred dnevom

    If the FAA warned you a Boeing Plane had a 35% chance of crashing, would you fly in that plane? If your a simple moron you would. 65% success rate on a Vaccine for people over 65 years is extremely poor odds. Trudeau is dicing and playing with death with the old people, He at best is offering a plane crash.



    "But the NTSB report will state what the actual cause was for the engine failure" I find idiotic statements like this to be hilarious. ( A very dense - heavy FAN BLADE BROKE APART while spinning at high speed. ANYONE can see it missing etc . . )

  35. Freddie Kemp

    Freddie KempPred dnevom

    Great video Joe

  36. Michael A

    Michael APred dnevom

    Great explanation Captain Joe! I (a non-pilot-type) learned a lot. Will be waiting for your NTSB report FOLLOW UP video! Thanks! Reno, NV

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  39. Ephraim Mathapo

    Ephraim MathapoPred dnevom

    Fly safe Joe.

  40. Otto R Nuila

    Otto R NuilaPred dnevom

    Capt Joe this is great analysis and commentary. The voice of a PRO.... from retired UAL Captain

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  42. Larissa346

    Larissa346Pred dnevom

    Fly the aircraft firsta

  43. ChiefJudgeDredd

    ChiefJudgeDreddPred dnevom

    Very good, well explained by SFO Joe. Nice video.

  44. ChiefJudgeDredd

    ChiefJudgeDreddPred dnevom

    “Captain”Joe with only 3 Senior First Officer’s Stripes !

  45. Andrew L.

    Andrew L.Pred 2 dnevi

    Engine exploded. There you go.

  46. zijuiy wttuy

    zijuiy wttuyPred dnevom

    Amazingly insightful video!

  47. Nara Cruz

    Nara CruzPred 2 dnevi

    God bless you

  48. zijuiy wttuy

    zijuiy wttuyPred dnevom

    incident in 2018. This is what happens when airlines and manufacturers get stingy with seat mile costs and force 4 engined aircraft out of production.

  49. Mijo Vrvilo

    Mijo VrviloPred 2 dnevi

    Great video as usual! 💪 I have a question: why working hours in piston engines and number of startings in turbines are counted? Is it related with bearings for turbine shaft (I suppose that will be oil or gas bearings) or is it some other reason? I can't find answer and Captain Joe will know for sure 😁 Thanks!

  50. Bernard Quao

    Bernard QuaoPred 2 dnevi

    I admire his aircraft knowledge

  51. Robo Da yobo

    Robo Da yoboPred 2 dnevi

    You’re not a captain mate /probably a decent FO though 👍😀

  52. carbon wolf

    carbon wolfPred 2 dnevi

    I was wondering, how airports deal with power outages or electric system failures?

  53. TRELL5044

    TRELL5044Pred 2 dnevi

    Good job

  54. BeatzBoy123 123

    BeatzBoy123 123Pred 2 dnevi


  55. Leo Li

    Leo LiPred 2 dnevi

    Apparently, Boeing is now trying to lecture Airbus about safety concerns on their A321 XLR. When will they shut up and solve their concerns first?

  56. Alan P

    Alan PPred 2 dnevi

    I assumed our aviation industry, pilots, crew, traffic controllers ,etc are very competent and capable. But I never realized how great these people really are. Outstanding team work and an amazing analysis by captain Joe. I just subscribed and can’t wait to watch more. It makes me feel very proud of our airline industries in the free world. 2 pilots are a must.

  57. ward schuler

    ward schulerPred 2 dnevi

    Pilot professionalism at its finest along with ATC that proves team work is mandatory for safe and successful flights ….

  58. FlyingHangman

    FlyingHangmanPred 2 dnevi

    I think its pretty clear what the cause was.... clearly, someone didn't turn off their cell phone

  59. Terence Scott

    Terence ScottPred 2 dnevi

    United + Hawaii = Bad Combination. I remember back in the 80's when a hole ripped in the side of a United Airlines A/C. 9 died.

  60. Defund The Left

    Defund The LeftPred 2 dnevi

    You remind me of a dodgy snake oil salesman.

  61. Meredith Johnson

    Meredith JohnsonPred 2 dnevi

    Fantastic explanation of problems and solutions. Emphasis on team effort obviously necessary. Thanks for your expertise.

  62. Icy Sky

    Icy SkyPred 2 dnevi

    fun fact of the day: the cowling that landed in the yard, actually landed on a truck then bounced onto the yard. truck was totaled

  63. daman51

    daman51Pred 2 dnevi

    At Farmers, we know a thing or two, because we've seen a thing or two.

  64. GeorgesCanvas

    GeorgesCanvasPred 2 dnevi

    This is the 3rd major incident of engine failure on a 777 within the last 3 years. Have a look at the interview Captain Benham gave on another youtube channel after the UAL1175 incident in 2018. This is what happens when airlines and manufacturers get stingy with seat mile costs and force 4 engined aircraft out of production.

  65. Bas van der Lans

    Bas van der LansPred 2 dnevi

    Amazingly insightful video!

  66. Олександр Муха

    Олександр МухаPred 2 dnevi

    thanks captain Joe!

  67. Martin

    MartinPred 2 dnevi

    11:35 - GRASP ???

  68. kirstystar74

    kirstystar74Pred 2 dnevi

    Hi Joe! Thats a great Video. You could so some more Videos from incidents with happy end. What so you think about that? Müssen ja keine Abstürze sein. Ich finde das unglaublich interessant, was die Piloten dann machen. In dem Fall im Video ist es ja zum Glück auch gut ausgegangen.

  69. Big Gay Bear

    Big Gay BearPred 2 dnevi

    Excellent, thanks Capt Joe

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  71. Jim Latour

    Jim LatourPred 2 dnevi

    Great rundown of events. Very thorough. Passed this to my son who wants to be a pilot. Watch this guys videos. Good stuff.

  72. Warrantti

    WarranttiPred 2 dnevi

    SLthrowr captain Tapio on the move is out of job because corona. Could you help him out get a job in flying cargo?

  73. numbr17

    numbr17Pred 2 dnevi

    Awesome video! Very nicely done. Thanks for putting together a video on this situation. I was looking forward to this.

  74. pete bateman

    pete batemanPred 2 dnevi

    On a motorcycle you are taught to rev the engine during a u-turn as the spinning engine acts as gyroscopic stabilization. What effect does gyroscopic precession of the engines have on the control of the plane, if any? I guess it would effect pitch and yaw?

  75. Dan Star

    Dan StarPred 2 dnevi

    Would have been more difficult to do before China Virus.

  76. Carl

    CarlPred 2 dnevi

    Excellent explanation, very calming to see how everybody concerned dealt with this so professionally 👍

  77. Paul Henderson

    Paul HendersonPred 2 dnevi

    Time for the important question: Can they keep the inlet cuz I know I would want to.

  78. SupercarGamer87

    SupercarGamer87Pred 2 dnevi


  79. Kevin Sanders MD

    Kevin Sanders MDPred 2 dnevi

    “ with you “ if i say that, other pilots would say i do not sound professional

  80. Tom Corwine

    Tom CorwinePred dnevom

    Plenty of professional pilots say that. It may _unnecessary_, but I don’t get what all the fuss is about with that phrase.

  81. AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke

    AuthenTech - Ben SchmankePred 2 dnevi

    Fascinating breakdown! Huge kudos to the pilots and ATC

  82. James Cipollone

    James CipollonePred 2 dnevi

    You don't turn into the damaged or failed engine because of lack of lift. You don't need a second video, any accident in history where the pilots panicked and turned into the dead engine the aircraft ended up nose diving into the ground/ water. I just saved you another 20 minutes of your life.

  83. JuanManBand

    JuanManBandPred 2 dnevi

    Tried to watch this video in Airplane mode but it didn't load 😒

  84. Sara Houck

    Sara HouckPred 2 dnevi

    Hey Joe, is it flat?

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  86. RKGSD

    RKGSDPred 2 dnevi

    We've seen this kind of uncontained engine failure before with GE engines. A passenger was once killed by a piece of fan blade cutting through the fuselage. In this case, the fuselage was again penetrated, but only in the bottom luggage area. I believe Rolls-Royce engines are designed to contain such events. Why aren't GE engines designed with safety in mind.

  87. Silvermane WJ

    Silvermane WJPred 2 dnevi

    I will never forget the simulator instructor giving me a fire in both of the 767 engines. The dick! grinzzz.

  88. Ahmed Hadia

    Ahmed HadiaPred 2 dnevi

    Very educational thanks you

  89. styldsteel1

    styldsteel1Pred 2 dnevi

    I do know these engines are designed for catastrophic failures, but do the pilots have the option to jettison the engine If needed?

  90. The Beast

    The BeastPred 14 urami

    @styldsteel1 the engines are mounted later to save space and weight for transportation

  91. styldsteel1

    styldsteel1Pred 14 urami

    @The Beast Now that I think about it, I took a tour of the Boeing plant in Mukilteo, WA. I"ve seen the 777 in the stages of being built. and the one I saw did not have engines, but they did have a huge weight somewhere in the front landing gear.

  92. styldsteel1

    styldsteel1Pred 15 urami

    @The Beast Ok thanks.

  93. The Beast

    The BeastPred dnevom

    nope, and even if you could, releasing it would cause a slight imbalance in the center of gravity which will make it harder for the pilots to keep the plane straight

  94. Varun Gupta

    Varun GuptaPred 2 dnevi

    I'm still a bit confused about the turning preference. I hope you could help explain me. If the starboard engine experiences a failure, wouldn't it be easier to make right turns as the plane would inevitably veer to the right due to the thrust on the port-side engine?

  95. Fredis Paz

    Fredis PazPred 2 dnevi

    Great commentary and analysis.Joe .


    ICON CONSULTINGPred 2 dnevi

    He delayed the landing for the check list. I don't get it

  97. Mark Bhalay

    Mark BhalayPred 2 dnevi

    First time watcher of one of your videos. Fantastic material and excellently described. Thank you!

  98. Stephen Yaness

    Stephen YanessPred 2 dnevi

    Hey Joe, do you know who was PF and who was on the radio?

  99. Life Reportage

    Life ReportagePred 2 dnevi

    Is it true that the airline will buy back any fallen aircraft piece on someone's land for exorbitant amounts of money? Back in the '80s I heard something like $1000 per kg. So basically did they make a millionaire out of the lucky house owner?

  100. Thomas1980 Train-Plane-City

    Thomas1980 Train-Plane-CityPred 3 dnevi

    👍SUPER👍Great Video!👍Like

  101. Likook J

    Likook JPred 3 dnevi

    Leave it to air crash investigation



    Hey how many Indians are watching this ?

  103. Ramudu123 B

    Ramudu123 BPred 3 dnevi

    Excellent analysis Sir

  104. F-zero91maru

    F-zero91maruPred 3 dnevi

    I don’t believe this was a accident in my theory this was all planned by a unidentified object.

  105. Steven Payne

    Steven PaynePred 3 dnevi

    So are you a captain or a first officer?

  106. Clay Wilson

    Clay WilsonPred 3 dnevi

    Oh Captain my Captain. Regarding the left-hand turn to go back to KDEN. Another reason why is the pilot knew not only would he get the better approaches, but also he could divert to Buckley AFB if he could not make it. Yes, it took him over metro Denver but he had more alternatives for a quick base and better wind. We had 13 gusting 22 that day due to a low front.

  107. Oro Flows

    Oro FlowsPred 3 dnevi

    Are checklists more important than landing the plane immediately? Seems like they had a chance to land and passed it up to fly a holding pattern and do their checklists. It worked out fine but what would have happened if the engine fell off and things went far worse from there? Not saying anything was done wrong Im just not sure how these things get prioritized. Good video

  108. The Beast

    The BeastPred dnevom

    @Oro Flows in 2013 american airlines flight 191 taking off from chicago had its left engine detach & fall off due to bad maintenance, few seconds later the aircraft banked a very hard left and crashed, no one survived, but the turn wasn't caused by the engine falling off, the engine ripped through a hydraulic line & damaged some of the wing's leading edge, which in turn caused uneven lift on the wings which made the airplane bank and almost become inverted the plane was still climbing fine for a few seconds after the engine detached so with this i think its safe to say on a twinjet if one engine falls off its mere luck whether anything else crucial gets damaged

  109. Oro Flows

    Oro FlowsPred dnevom

    @The Beast I guess I somewhat compared the situation with an active fire in that if the engine fell off the areodynamics of one engine creating drag, while the other wing had nothing there, would likely render the plane unflyable. From your take however Im assuming your confident the plane could still be landed using rudder inputs to offset the imbalance in drag or maybe are willing to chance it until "if" the engine falls off becomes reality. I dont even know if they can fall off tbh. Ive never seen that scenario so I wonder if a missing engine plane is actually flyable with enough talent.

  110. The Beast

    The BeastPred dnevom

    unless all engines on an aircraft are gone, or there is a fire going on that cant be extinguished, there really is no need to prioritize landing before checklists infact there is not a single event where landing would be prioritized before checklists, unless you dont have the time to do longer checklists

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  112. Benc1668

    Benc1668Pred 3 dnevi

    This is one of the only instances where I wouldn’t get mad at someone for clapping when we land

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    DiabolicDougPred 3 dnevi

    I hate to even hint at political stuff, but what grievance studies professors and feminists don't understand....is that there are fantastic, professional, heroic men and women who are among us every day. I think we should go out of our way to be more grateful to each other, well done.