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. Tesnat


    32 秒 前

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    3 分钟 前

    fala diogo e luciano, como faz pra patrocinar o canal , abs

  3. Interior Details

    Interior Details

    3 分钟 前

    How come they didn't dump the fuel yet they had just taken off..

  4. Eric In Thailand

    Eric In Thailand

    3 分钟 前

    A very good video analysis that confirms my initial thinking when this incident happened. However I would like to point out a few other matters you did not cover; #1 There was a 2nd engine fan blade that had been sheered off at 50% next to the original missing fan blade. #2 Once the Engine cowling was removed due to the initial damage, the fire extinguishers won't have a solid effect on the engine fire. #3 The pilots never dumped fuel, so they landed very heavy. Scrap pile for this plane I think or maybe as a stationary training station.

  5. Fiddly Phuk

    Fiddly Phuk

    4 分钟 前

    Too many damn ads.

  6. Bryan Nelson

    Bryan Nelson

    11 分钟 前

    Wow what an informative video! Gives us a much deeper understanding than what we saw on the news reports. Thank you !

  7. swampdog468


    15 分钟 前

    Fantastic job all involved

  8. WG 1947

    WG 1947

    19 分钟 前

    One more reason not to fly.

  9. Juan Plus

    Juan Plus

    19 分钟 前

    I don't know 99% of what you said but I'm happy of the outcome. Salute to all people involved.

  10. dan graham

    dan graham

    27 分钟 前

    turning left is sometimes associated with the fact that the captain sits on the left side in the cockpit , so he has more vision out to the left side as far as turning is concerned .

  11. Christopher R J Kane

    Christopher R J Kane

    29 分钟 前

    Excellent review of such professionally trained, calm & brilliant pilots in this extremely challenging situation...!

  12. Linda Witherspoon

    Linda Witherspoon

    46 分钟 前

    Great explanation. Very informative.

  13. Rare Form

    Rare Form

    58 分钟 前

    Good that blade didn't go fuselage .

  14. Burro Filemon

    Burro Filemon

    小时 前

    when he landed back down did he use only the one engine brack or only wheel bracks ?

  15. Famille 8mm

    Famille 8mm

    小时 前

    Could this engine failure resulted from an external object entering the engine...like a bird?

  16. Jax Shep

    Jax Shep

    小时 前

    I live in the Denver Metro area and that didn't happen too far from me.

  17. Ines Flores

    Ines Flores

    小时 前

    Good job well done 👍

  18. Gavan Wilhite

    Gavan Wilhite

    小时 前

    He said “Mahalo” (thank you in Hawaiian), not “so long”

  19. nik son

    nik son

    小时 前

    “Pilot sounds startled, trust me we all would be.” Sully be like 😎

  20. Jochen Schueller

    Jochen Schueller

    小时 前

    What could have happened if the crew decided to jettison some fuel to reduce weight prior landing? Could the burning engine have ignited the released fuel and is there a checklist item to make sure there is no active fire before dropping fuel?

  21. Thom Curry

    Thom Curry

    小时 前

    The pilots and crew really did a great job. Ground personnel too. Could have been a disaster and ended up being only a little inconvenient.

  22. Jochen Schueller

    Jochen Schueller

    小时 前

    The only decision I do not understand (also after similar emergency landings): Why don't they get stairs to the runway and evacuate the aircraft immediately on the runway? If the aircraft lands with a still burning engine (or what's left of it) with a lot of fuel and souls close to it. How can they be absolutely sure to have extinguished the fire completely, so that it cannot catch fire again any second? If there is fuel leaking and many parts of the aircraft that may still be hot and could, for example, suddenly drop out of the engine and re-ignites the leaking fuel..

  23. Mohammad Zaid

    Mohammad Zaid

    小时 前

    This video is doing pretty well

  24. Christopher Morreall

    Christopher Morreall

    小时 前

    Never fly united.( 9/11 other terrorist attacks and many more crashes)

  25. Eddie Maldonado

    Eddie Maldonado

    小时 前

    Great Explanation, Thank you for sharing your knowldge

  26. Stazza


    小时 前

    what more could you ask for? THE ENGINE NOT BLOWING UP IN THE FIRST PLACE.... XD

  27. Mike ABC

    Mike ABC

    小时 前

    United must be using Chinese parts.

  28. Yolanda Song

    Yolanda Song

    小时 前

    I also don't want to receive the "savings" of one-man-flying. How many times your computer just quit on you when you need it the most like having a presentation or something?

  29. Big Tom

    Big Tom

    小时 前

    Leave it up to the pros

  30. Phil


    2 小时 前

    Simply the best ever rundown of a terrifying mechanical failure and the fantastic performance of all the professionals involved in bringing the jet and the passengers on it back to the airport safely . Your explanation skills are amazing. Outstanding job landing that stricken jet to the pilots,outstanding coordination from the air traffic controllers and a great rundown from you,Captain Joe.

  31. Aga Murtuza

    Aga Murtuza

    2 小时 前

    Devil was in the flight no.

  32. Jim Fallon

    Jim Fallon

    2 小时 前

    One can say, all folks working did a great job! Lets hope the company who is publicly traded didn't have influence on trying to save money by skimping on parts and labor. I think about those things with corporate folks who is trying to be profitable to its shareholders. Just my thoughts. Maybe someone in the industry could chime in like a mechanic?

  33. Duc Tran

    Duc Tran

    2 小时 前

    Sure...it's not Boeing fault

  34. Rattus Norvegicus

    Rattus Norvegicus

    2 小时 前

    Mayday, mayday! Ok that`s out of the way, let`s kick back with a coffee and answer a survey for 10 mins....

  35. mcwilliam3


    2 小时 前

    Great and detailed explanation by Capt. Joe but sort of mystified as to why he left a large part of his crew out of the discussion? Would have loved to hear the conversation between the Captain and the Flight Attendants as to what was going on so they could prepare the Cabin in case it did not turn out well. It turned out well thanks to the skill of the flight crew. Maybe that conversation was not recorded but it should have been. The pilots and flight attendants are very well trained at United. Not sure who Capt. Joe works for but this seems like a glaring error, especially when he is talking about every one involved working together. Maybe Capt. Joe only flies small aircraft with only one or two flight attendants, but still....

  36. Paul Paulsen

    Paul Paulsen

    2 小时 前

    Nice explaining. Thank you 🙏 😃👍

  37. DaveSpecter1065


    2 小时 前

    Great video.



    2 小时 前

    what happened to fuel and souls??? FO slacking LMOA!!! just kidding, GREAT LANDING AND PATTERN LOOKED NICE AND CLEAN AS WELL... had the ILS and mins loaded before they even asked... that's how a fluid crew runs the deck!!!

  39. 00FF1


    2 小时 前

    Nice video (and a very high voice!)

  40. navajo 82

    navajo 82

    2 小时 前

    At 3:13 _Captain Joe_ says "the engine inlet "landed in somebody's front yard on 13th and Elmwood street in *_Bloomfield_* ...". That town is called *_Broomfield,_* _not_ *_Bloomfield._* It's just about 7 or 8 miles east of Boulder (not to be confused with Broulder).

  41. Chad Markz

    Chad Markz

    2 小时 前

    Normal occurance. It will happen more going forward as industry rebounds. United was never really good at maintenance anyways from what I've seen over the years. Happy no one was injured especially on the ground. Those falling pieces could kill someone.ouch. planes are not safe anymore :( all about money 🤑

  42. Bret Berger

    Bret Berger

    2 小时 前

    No mention of fuel dumping. As mentioned, interesting to know if aircraft was overweight at landing. Denver to Hawaii is about 2,900 nm. 777-200 max range is about 5,100 nm. Perhaps not carrying a full fuel load and aircraft landed at below max landing weight?

  43. Richard Ockenden

    Richard Ockenden

    2 小时 前

    Really glad these pilots are much better than Dean Martins pilot friend. (Foster Brooks) . Well done guys very professional.

  44. Keith Grund

    Keith Grund

    2 小时 前

    This is why american airlines stand out above all others.pilot training is a priority with them. Great job by all involved.

  45. Jacob Beaulieu

    Jacob Beaulieu

    2 小时 前

    Did he say 4-7 hour flight or 47 hour flight I’m pretty sure he said 47 hour let me know 😂😂

  46. Dylan Carmel

    Dylan Carmel

    2 小时 前

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  47. Yusuf Pirgali

    Yusuf Pirgali

    2 小时 前

    Can you explain how the thrust of only one engine allows the aircraft to still fly in a straight line, or is he using the rudder to vector the plane to his destination?

  48. balls deep

    balls deep

    2 小时 前

    Thank the U S NAVY, best trained aviators on the planet



    2 小时 前


  50. Pocket Movie Maker

    Pocket Movie Maker

    2 小时 前

    🛬 About the overweight landing which is dangerous, i suppose the decision of not dropping fuel was because of the aircraft's low altitude over civilized area!? (The answer came to me as i was asking the question! 😆)

  51. John E

    John E

    2 小时 前

    Twilight Zone "Terror at 20,000 Feet."

  52. Doron Rescheff

    Doron Rescheff

    2 小时 前

    Good lecture, Enjoyed immensely, thank you !!!

  53. ZevangBSB


    3 小时 前

    Congrats Captain! Very good explanation!

  54. bryong159


    3 小时 前

    3:07 I know I'm being neat picky, but since I live there I just wanted to say that it's BROOMfield like a sweeping broom. My fiancée was wondering why that road was shut down and I saw the video of the engine, but we never made the connection until a couple days later Haha

  55. cqvio doli

    cqvio doli

    3 小时 前

    Great commentary and analysis. It really did feel like it was professionally and calmly executed.

  56. maddog3768


    3 小时 前

    Just shut down this failed airline. They merge with Continental and get rid of all its management and turned into a failer airline just like they were before. Its a worthess airlines, the most hated.... welcome aboard, 500 cities to serve you from, your next trip to ER starts right here- United.

  57. José Soares

    José Soares

    3 小时 前

    Ver nice explanation|

    • cqvio doli

      cqvio doli

      3 小时 前

      Great job.

  58. Caglar K

    Caglar K

    3 小时 前

    always a Boeing. Check the stats of the incidents in the last 20 years!!!

  59. shamim khan

    shamim khan

    3 小时 前


  60. Joe Pusic

    Joe Pusic

    3 小时 前

    We are pilot not mechanic

  61. Scott Horton

    Scott Horton

    3 小时 前

    Almost everyone ignores that check engine light, this is what can happen.

    • Daniel Meador

      Daniel Meador

      小时 前

      Actually interesting fact planes don’t have check engine lights just gauges

  62. Peter LOCKE

    Peter LOCKE

    3 小时 前

    What would AI have done? Probably, hopefully, the same. Some interesting questions to be fought over some future date.

  63. Peter Müller

    Peter Müller

    3 小时 前

    @CaptainJoe quick question. Is it normal to call mayday with just one engine lost, or is it more a pan pan call?

  64. Bobby Scott

    Bobby Scott

    3 小时 前

    Great video! Always interesting to see how pilots handle these situations. Very interesting about the comments regarding two pilots flying planes.

  65. Marc Fauteux

    Marc Fauteux

    3 小时 前

    Pilots aren't paid for what they do, they're paid for what they *can* do.



    3 小时 前

    Totally professional and disciplined..... EVERYONE PLAYED THERE PART....... PLUS LADY LUCK!

  67. Chad Nichols

    Chad Nichols

    3 小时 前

    Thank you and a great presentation

  68. G202guy


    3 小时 前

    Thanks for the good analysis. One correction though. It was a myth started in WWII to turn away from the dead engine. No on is taught that anymore. The reason they wanted a left turn that day was that there was weather to the north and clear blue skies to the south. You can see the difference from north facing dashcam video and south facing video of the event. (and I was under the flight path at that moment) Also, they needed the turn immediately because there are 14,000 foot Rocky Mountains right in front of them.

  69. Brian B

    Brian B

    3 小时 前

    Once that engine starts rattle to the wing.... crazy event. Could have ended very different.

  70. Gloria Morales

    Gloria Morales

    3 小时 前

    Very well maneged

  71. The T-Man Show

    The T-Man Show

    3 小时 前


  72. David R. Flores

    David R. Flores

    3 小时 前

    Extremely LOW AUDIO, then loud music. Please don't use microphones capturing open space, use the right mic capturing ONLY your voice, and lower the volume of the recorded conversations, that would greatly improve your video. Thanks!

  73. cpovey1


    3 小时 前

    Great job.

  74. T H

    T H

    3 小时 前

    Now the paperwork begins...

  75. benim adım hiçkimse

    benim adım hiçkimse

    3 小时 前

    excellent job

  76. Francois Smit

    Francois Smit

    3 小时 前

    Why should I hear a Polit's perspective if I could hear a perspective from the engineer who builds those engines?

  77. Syed Ehtesham

    Syed Ehtesham

    4 小时 前

    Fantastic CRM, and outstanding teamwork, A good Incident lesson for SMS study. Thank for the good analysis. Kindly update with the NTSB report.

  78. rehlein klein

    rehlein klein

    4 小时 前

    Parts shouldn't fall off planes during operations. Btw did I hear the word "wunderbar"? Why?

  79. Poor People

    Poor People

    4 小时 前

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  80. jpdp


    4 小时 前

    Excellent video!

  81. Ray Harris

    Ray Harris

    4 小时 前

    Great presentation! Congratulations to the air crew very nice work! Continuing training made this emergency look easy 👍☀️🇺🇸✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️

  82. KB


    4 小时 前

    These guys talk so fast...how does anyone understand everything? particularly in such situations? Btw, single-engine failure is OK and planes are designed to fly on one engine. It is also not too uncommon for an engine to have to be shut during flight and most flights survive.

  83. Jose Luis Castrejon M.

    Jose Luis Castrejon M.

    4 小时 前

    Thank you!, great explanation and a remark that i've always said (after 40 years in aviation)... aviation is not the show of one man but a team clockwork, from A to Z.

  84. Plane Prepper

    Plane Prepper

    4 小时 前

    what do you expect, the pilot had a load of ship in his pant's

  85. Gerson Brauner

    Gerson Brauner

    4 小时 前

    Congratulations, fantastic analysis and explanation !!!! Operational Discipline, is the basis for all training and contingency action planning to work

  86. Darth Mal

    Darth Mal

    4 小时 前

    I wanna die peacefully in my sleep just like my father did, and not screaming in terror like his passengers!

    • DaveSpecter1065


      2 小时 前


  87. Dave H

    Dave H

    4 小时 前

    great review, you and blancolirio are always great to watch, cheers

  88. anshultukra


    4 小时 前

    One of the best explanation i have heard. Great job!

  89. Daniel Ungureanu

    Daniel Ungureanu

    5 小时 前

    Thank you!

  90. grody Grotefend

    grody Grotefend

    5 小时 前

    Impressive demonstration of the TEAM at work in what could have turned into a catastrophic event. Thanks guys for the information.

  91. Buster Beagle

    Buster Beagle

    5 小时 前

    13:35 ....um ......you could ask for a timely arrival at your intended destination

  92. AM GT3

    AM GT3

    5 小时 前

    the intro music reminds me of the internet historian

  93. Aslam Channa

    Aslam Channa

    5 小时 前


  94. 72mossy


    5 小时 前

    I'm amazed that no one was killed either in the air or ground with heavy items like inlet cowl, fan cowls, TRs, etc

  95. Venki NITS

    Venki NITS

    5 小时 前

    Superb sir.. very much informative..

  96. Bill Geo

    Bill Geo

    5 小时 前

    1.400.000 subscribers... you should buy a better camera. The footage (of you) is of very pure quality (it's barely enough for 720p)

  97. sky watch Southern California

    sky watch Southern California

    5 小时 前

    Democrats involved they did this and wanted it to run into the Rocky Mountains 🏔 this is how they do rituals and sacrifices to baal / moloch..

  98. RL LR

    RL LR

    5 小时 前

    Starkes Video und zudem sehr aktuell zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung, wie immer einen 👍🏼 nach 👆

  99. Brett Hansen

    Brett Hansen

    5 小时 前

    they stop on the runway because that is the best place to put out a fire for firetruck access, and also the best place to complete an emergency evacuation of the plane if the fire is still going, and can't be put out.

  100. Brett Hansen

    Brett Hansen

    5 小时 前

    Everything is back to normal.....except that the engine is still on fire.