April 1, 2021
“The plane started shaking violently, and we lost altitude and we started going down.”
The plane’s manufacturer Boeing *also* recommended the grounding of its 777 aircrafts.
- United is the only airline that flies this plane in America – other airlines in Japan and South Korea fly this plane as well.
- No one knows what happened to the engine.
- No injuries reported for the more than 200+ people aboard, but debris rained down on the Colorado community below after takeoff from the Denver airport.
- Why It Matters: Unrelated to this incident, Boeing recently grounded its 737 Max aircraft due to questions about safety; that plane recently returned to service.
by Jenna Lee,