A passenger filmed the engine cover coming off a United Airlines plane, which was forced to turn back to the airport
A United Airlines passenger filmed part of a plane engine cover peeling off and flapping in...A United Airlines passenger filmed part of a plane engine cover peeling off and flapping in the wind during his flight on Sunday morning. United Airlines said there was a "mechanical issue with one of the engines." The flight returned to its origin airport, Denver International Airport, instead of continuing to Orlando, Florida. Photos from the plane after it landed shows the cover pulled back and the engine exposed. Passengers were put on another plane. One passenger said the pilot took "some pretty heroic decisive action" and "potentially saved some lives" by turning back. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A United Airlines passenger filmed the engine cover peeling off a plane, which was forced to turn back to the airport in Denver, Colorado due to an engine issue. United flight 293 — which took off from Denver International Airport for Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning — had to turn back after what a United spokesperson called a "mechanical issue with one of the engines." One passenger, Bobby Lewis, filmed the engine cover shaking and starting to peel off the Boeing 737 plane: #United Airlines, a #Boeing 737-800 (reg. N27239), flight #UA292 departed from #Denver at around 8:00am for #Orlando when the left hand engine suffered an issue, the crew decided to return back to Denver.*Video: Bobby Lewis#flightmodeblog #flightmode #aviation #avgeek #B737 pic.twitter.com/svMCBOaaqb — FlightMode (@FlightModeblog) September 29, 2019 He also captured it from another angle: RAW VIDEO: A Denver passenger captured engine damage to this United Airlines flight this morning. UA flight 292 safely returned to @DENAirport. STORY: https://t.co/6zS8rp5qtb pic.twitter.com/P10iWm5Wsw — Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) September 29, 2019 Deanna Allbrittin, a reporter with Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, shared an image of the plane after it landed, with part of the engine exposed: I was at @MCO to talk w/ passengers on this plane to Orlando, which had to turn around after the engine panel came off. They will be landing here soon. In a statement, @united said it was a mechanical issue, but the flight was able to land safely. Now moving on to DeLand. (2) pic.twitter.com/lbzJiivqyA — Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) September 29, 2019 According to ABC affiliate Denver 7, the plane landed back in Denver around one hour after it took off. One passenger told Good Morning America on Monday morning that the pilot took "some pretty heroic decisive action" in turning the plane around. She said the pilot "potentially saved some lives." The pilot contacted air traffic control, saying "We need to get back to Denver relatively quickly," according to audio of the call broadcast by GMA. Read more: A vital Boeing 737 Next Gen part that attaches the plane's body to its wings is having a 'cracking issue' "An engine panel has become detached from the airplane, we have about six hours of fuel and we have 196 people." Nobody was hurt in the incident. United put the passengers on another flight to Orlando while its maintenance team looked at the plane. It told passengers: "While we certainly regret the inconvenience, your safety is our top priority and we wouldn't jeopardize that for any reason." Another passenger on the flight, Abbi Reznicek, shared messages from United to passengers, which said that the maintenance team "needs more time than we thought to finish their work," and that the airline was putting them on another plane to Orlando instead. "We know returning to the airport wasn't part of your plans today, so we greatly appreciate you hanging in there!" one of the messages read. Waiting to board a NEW plane. pic.twitter.com/UnP8T17PL8 — Abbi Reznicek (@AbbiReznicek) September 29, 2019 Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 18 sneaky ways airports get you to spend more money
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing, reportedly because a passenger started smoking and threatening people in mid-air
An American Airlines flight was diverted and forced to land when a passenger started smoking and...An American Airlines flight was diverted and forced to land when a passenger started smoking and threatened others on board, according to CNN and TMZ. AA2408, from Phoenix, Arizona to Minneapolis, Minnesota, was diverted around one hour and 20 minutes into its journey Friday. It landed in Denver, Colorado. At one during the flight, the man began smoking in the plane's bathroom, shouting: "You're all screwed," while he was inside, according to a passenger cited by CNN. After the plane landed, the passenger began smoking once again, video published by both TMZ and The Sun appears to show. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An American Airlines flight was diverted and forced into an emergency landing when a passenger began smoking in the cabin, shouting at fellow passengers, and punching seats, according to multiple reports. Flight AA 2408 from Phoenix, Arizona to Minneapolis, Minnesota, was diverted around one hour and 20 minutes into its journey Friday, landing in Denver, Colorado to have the passenger removed. The passenger, who has not been identified, became unruly around an hour after the flight started, Jim Dickey, a passenger on the flight told CNN, and was yelling and threatening fellow passengers. "He punched the seat in front of him and the lady screamed," Dickey told the network. "You could tell by the sound that the plane started descending pretty quickly after the flight attendants started to notice." Read more: A flight in India was delayed when a swarm of angry bees covered the cockpit window and attacked staff who tried to remove them Dickey told CNN that, around 20 minutes after the disruption started, the pilot told passengers the flight was being diverted. TMZ reported that the plane's pilot told passengers that the diversion was because of a "security issue in the back." Dickey told CNN that at one point during the flight, the man began smoking in the plane's bathroom, shouting: "You're all screwed," to flight attendants outside the bathroom while he was inside. The man was in the bathroom for around 10 minutes, according to TMZ. The site said that while he was in the bathroom three American Airlines crew were "super concerned and huddled around the bathroom door." TMZ said that the passenger was smoking cannabis. A video published by the site includes a passenger describing the item being smoked as "a joint." According to both TMZ and The Sun newspaper, the man told fellow passengers during the flight that he was under the influence of cocaine. Read more: A flight from Vietnam to South Korea was delayed for 11 hours after the pilot arrived at the airport and realized he had lost his passport Both TMZ and British tabloid The Sun published the same video, purporting to show the same man after the plan landed in Denver. It shows him smoking and then striking a fellow passenger as he gets off the plane. The passenger throws a punch around three minutes and 15 seconds into the video: After the man was removed from the plane by law enforcement officers, he was placed on a medical trolley, a separate video published by TMZ showed. In the video, the man can be heard asking officials to remove handcuffs put on him, becoming increasingly angry, and eventually shouting: "Take it off, it hurts. I'll f------ kill you!" The man was not arrested and did not face any charges, but was treated in a Denver hospital, local police told The Sun, saying he had a "medical related" issue. After a delay of around two hours, the rest of the passengers returned to the plane and continued their journey, TMZ said. "When we got back on the plane in Denver and continued on to Minneapolis, I don't think anybody said a word," Dickey told CNN. American Airlines confirmed some details in a statement provided to multiple news outlets. It said: "Flight 2408 diverted due to a disruptive passenger. Law enforcement met the flight, and the aircraft re-departed. Thank you to our crew members for taking care of our customers during this situation."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Will Boeing recover from the 737 Max crisis?