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. Mike Marlowe

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  2. Georgio Abi khalil

    Georgio Abi khalilนาทีที่ผ่านมา


  3. Marcus Kephart

    Marcus Kephart4 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Very good information! If this could be shown on all the TV news stations, it would go a long way towards reassuring the traveling public to get back to flying...the SAFEST form of transportation

  4. Beyond Artists

    Beyond Artists20 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The structure should've at least remained in shape. Planes still need more safety features.

  5. Martin Frank

    Martin Frank24 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Very informative!!

  6. Daljit Singh

    Daljit Singh33 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Which engine company

  7. John Thomas

    John Thomas35 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I do believe the fire is in the combustion chamber where it belongs it is the cowling that goes around it that is missing.

  8. Andreas The.

    Andreas The.36 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    this is why planes are the safest ways of transport

  9. Gethyn Phillips

    Gethyn Phillips39 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Silly question but why not cut off fuel and hydraulics first ?

  10. cnmmd qiuoo

    cnmmd qiuoo29 นาทีที่ผ่านมา


  11. pakan357

    pakan35743 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The only time it's ok to clap after the landing.

  12. cnmmd qiuoo

    cnmmd qiuoo28 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Because of pandemic so many Planes on the ground 💁🏻‍♂️

  13. I.M

    I.M44 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The reaction of the pilot was amazing and very quick, props to the pilot for such decisiveness, Bravo 👏

  14. Your Local Space Marine

    Your Local Space Marine47 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Can you make more videos of your flights please?

  15. Blockbuster

    Blockbuster47 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Didn't they have to dump their fuel before landing?

  16. justanotherflutist

    justanotherflutist54 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    13:17 "aaaaand BUTTER" GG to the pilots for their awesome work and composure in this dire situation.

  17. 150to200

    150to20056 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Great content

  18. Madhusudhan Rao

    Madhusudhan Rao56 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Is that made in China engine 🤔

  19. Greg Calvert

    Greg Calvert58 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Great video and even greater and safe landing!!! Also, that nobody was hurt on the ground.

  20. Jason Miles

    Jason Miles59 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    The "non normal engine fire checklist"? is there a "normal engine fire checklist"? :D

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    MOHD HISHAM24ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Yayyy lettsss goo pilotss

  23. thebeaz1


    The engine out checklist.

  24. Amy jo Jinkerson

    Amy jo Jinkersonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    you can see the flame box open

  25. Nazeem Benjamin

    Nazeem Benjaminชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Awesome explanation as usual Captain

  26. Roshan Gems

    Roshan Gemsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Because of pandemic so many Planes on the ground 💁🏻‍♂️

  27. Daniel Grant

    Daniel Grantชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    2 thoughts.............First, excellent job by the pilots.........fly the plane 1st, figure out the issue and deal with it. Second, modern aircraft are extremely durable. They are difficult to "break."

  28. Rich Dobbs

    Rich Dobbsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The debris field for this incident was about 5 miles away from my home. I didn't hear the explosion, but did hear the loud, abnormal sound of the flight afterward. The turn was away from me, so I was hearing the flight from at least 5 miles away. My initial thought was that it sounded like a low level military flight, like when the Red Arrows visited a couple of years back.

  29. Rich Dobbs

    Rich Dobbsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The Red Arrows were in Colorado in September, 2019. Interesting, albeit brief, display of colored smoke near the Rocky Mountain Regional Airport while driving home from work that day.

  30. Ojo Felix NM

    Ojo Felix NMชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    99% sheer boredom and 2% sheer terror(passengers maybe/crew not much). What professionals.

  31. brian mckeeve

    brian mckeeveชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks for the analysis Joe. First class mate.

  32. Abdullah Siddiqui

    Abdullah Siddiquiชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  33. Don Gordon

    Don Gordonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    what a great analysis of the incident. A fine job JOE!

  34. HK Guitar

    HK Guitarชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    My Father was both a Pilot and Retired Air Force Officer, I remember him saying that Flying was 99% boredom punctuated by 1% Stark Terror. Great overview of the situation involving this in-flight emergency.

  35. Alexander John

    Alexander Johnชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    this may be a dumb question so please excuse me. But why is there a delay in landing. I understand that the checklists are important but shouldnt landing me the top goal. What if more damage is done to the plane from flying around waiting for check lists to be done

  36. Jasper Gerrits

    Jasper Gerritsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The weirdest part is by now the whole world knows about this but what the media don't say (i know Flight 328 was a 777) is that a 747 cargo had the exact same issue above the netherlands at pretty much the exact same time. So what they saying aslong as there are passengers on board we care if it just cargo we don't care? That is highly disrespectfull to the pilots onboard cause basicly its saying a who cares about the pilots the passengers matter. thnick.info/one/rNLTyNlnoqaeups/w-d-xo Title translated: Plane loses engine parts above Meerssen after exploding engine.

  37. JS Channel

    JS Channelชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Made in USA or China

  38. Samir Srivastava

    Samir Srivastavaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Too good buddy

  39. Miko Correcto

    Miko Correctoชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Just curious, how accessible are these emergency checklists? Does the co-pilot have to thumb through a big binder of paper checklists or are they in digital form that are indexed by fault for easy access? Excellent presentation? Thanks.

  40. sandy roberts-anderson

    sandy roberts-anderson2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    What this incident reminds us of is that air travel is almost absurdly safe.

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    Markar Alvinชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Hello Sandy

  42. OgBumpSniff

    OgBumpSniff2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It's like donnie darko but no one died

  43. vector8633

    vector86332 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Why does "Captain" Joe wear a First Officer uniform in his videos?

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    Jenny Grapert2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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  45. ArtesianFalma

    ArtesianFalma2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Is there any particular thing you have to do when performing an overweight landing?

  46. Mark Summerford

    Mark Summerford2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The pilot repeatedly used the word “heavy.” What does that mean in this context? Dead engine and coming down ASAP, full of people, full of gas??

  47. Paul Tibbs

    Paul Tibbsชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Not exactly. From Wikipedia: "All aircraft produce wingtip vortices that create wake turbulence in flight. The vortex strength increases when the aircraft is heavier and when it flies slowly. Thus, the term "heavy" (unlike light, medium and large) is included by heavy-class aircraft in radio transmissions around airports during take-off and landing, incorporated into the call sign, to warn other aircraft that they should leave additional separation to avoid this wake turbulence." Maximum take off weight of 300,000 lbs or more, with some exceptions.

  48. vector8633


    It means that UA 380 is a wide body aircraft

  49. mtktm

    mtktm2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Pfffff. this is nothing... We had a whole engine fall off of a 747 in 1993. The engine landed in the front yard of one of the houses in my neighborhood. FAA issued $100 rewards for debris found. Us kids (at the time) had a field day running all over the neighborhood. Following is repubbed article. www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2018/07/08/747-engine-falls-from-the-sky-onto-anchorage-neighborhood/

  50. andres ramirez

    andres ramirez2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Did they dump fuel before landing?

  51. Nancy Austin

    Nancy Austin2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Excellent video--thanks so much for the step-by-step explanation!

  52. Hadley Scott McIntyre

    Hadley Scott McIntyre2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Eric Smith fake AP mechanic worked on it.


    KENNETH NDIRANGU2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Captain Joe what if two engines failed at point? How do you handle it? During take off do you have to put maximum power, (I always find putting something on maximum power tricky , unless it is the only option)

  54. Tom Berry

    Tom Berry2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Why is 'Captain Joe' wearing 1st officer's epaulets? Did he fail that last checkride???

  55. Geoffrey Hansen

    Geoffrey Hansen2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Are four engine aircraft safer than two engine aircraft? Wouldn't there be more engines if something goes wrong?

  56. Buzz Correy

    Buzz Correy2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The video taken by a passenger of the burning engine just proves that one can shoot a video and pee their pants at the same time.

  57. Imco99

    Imco992 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Takes me back to the Twilight Zone episode where Bob Wilson just recovered from a nervous breakdown on the plane seeing the gremlin attacking the jet engine.

  58. Armando D'Errico

    Armando D'Errico2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Pilot: A+ Mechanical Inspection: F

  59. Eagle

    Eagle2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you Joe I'm always learning with you.

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    Archibald Lancaster2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Does that model aircraft have cameras underneath it?

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    The Messenger2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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  63. Vanbladez

    Vanbladez2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Fantastic walk through and well done to all the pilots, crew, atc and support staff on getting bird safely down.

  64. Andy Fyon

    Andy Fyon2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Very useful analysis. Thanks.

  65. Erdal Gumus

    Erdal Gumus2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Dear Captain Joe, what does "heavy" stands for?

  66. vector8633


    The aircraft is a "wide body"

  67. Kristen Sorensen

    Kristen Sorensen2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is why old twin engine airliners are too dangerous for long over water flights!! The FAA should ban such uses of very old twins! ERAU 80 CFIA&I ret.

  68. Aditya Wani

    Aditya Wani2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    video on wind shear plzzzzzzzz......

  69. TJ Rubicon

    TJ Rubicon2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Always keep a spare pair of drawers handy.

  70. Bruce C Perryman

    Bruce C Perryman2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Excellent! What a great testament to training, practice and remaining cool in a potentially catastrophic event. Very informative.....

  71. cherry love

    cherry love2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thank God no one was hit in the head with any of that big debris that was raining down especially that piece in front of that house imagine if someone was standing there and that clocked them in the head

  72. James Smith

    James Smith2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    My take away, I'll never fly. I don't even like this junk above me. What a way to die, falling debris. People will run their mouths and say flying is safer than driving. Well, if people could not drive like maniacs, that could change.

  73. Hedley Davidson

    Hedley Davidson2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks for great summary of sequence and professionalism of the crew after startle factor . Sticking to procedures under extreme stress is not a walk in the park no matter how often you have practised. Congrats to all

  74. Yabba Dabba Doo

    Yabba Dabba Doo2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    3 ads in 5 minutes? Heading towards greed here, bye bye

  75. John Salem

    John Salem2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You seem to gloss right over the fact that ENGINE NOT SECURED

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    Biggss Super2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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    Biggss Super2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  78. bertvdlast

    bertvdlast2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It’s at moments like this that excellent pilots distuingish themselves from busdrivers-in-the-sky.

  79. A T

    A T2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    8:37 terribly this should be done, I have respect pilot and of course people 🧑🏼‍✈️👩🏽‍✈️🙏🏽

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  81. CentexPrepper

    CentexPrepper3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Gives me a whole new appreciation for checklists.

  82. Doug Williams

    Doug Williams3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It's better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground!

  83. Live With Abdulrahman

    Live With Abdulrahman3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Great explanations. Thank you very much

  84. Manuel Abreu

    Manuel Abreu3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Excellent explanation

  85. Doug Williams

    Doug Williams3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    ATC, "United 328 say your intentions." Captain, "I'm getting a different mechanic!"

  86. Andrew Zeitler

    Andrew Zeitler3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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    Slatkis Medenjak3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  88. ONE SHOT

    ONE SHOT3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    4:26 328 heavy. What does 'heavy' mean?

  89. vector8633


    I keep answering naive questions like this: It means the aircraft is a wide body. If you don't know what that means it's a big airplane - all you need to know.

  90. Cambodian River Pig

    Cambodian River Pig3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    not enough ads on this video

  91. slamcutube

    slamcutube3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    ¿Can anyone explain why the recording between the air traffic controller and the pilots are always so bad quality?

  92. J Shepard

    J Shepard3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Probably because it's recorded by some old retired guy who drives a '99 Taurus.

  93. Jack 'The Lad' Stevens

    Jack 'The Lad' Stevens3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Could've just said "Hi folks, it was a Boeing plane." We'd have all understood

  94. J Shepard

    J Shepard3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Boeing doesn't build engines.

  95. geavas

    geavas3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That was a great play by play! Awesome explanation! Thank you!

  96. mike simpson

    mike simpson3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    . Back in the day, when commercial pilots were well-paid, they used to say that pilots earned their money not for every flight, but for one. This guy earned his!

  97. J Shepard

    J Shepard3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I know a guy who used to fly right seat for American, and he says that. But...these United guys aren't making $12 an hour.

  98. David Moore

    David Moore3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The Kevlar envelope did its job containing thrown blade. Engines are designed to survive a fan blade failure. Thankfully the ejected nacelle ring and covers did not critically damage anything on the airframe.

  99. Sail Away

    Sail Away3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    So basically... First Officer Joe (not captain), this whole video is somewhat a copy of what was on the news. I can’t believe that you actually profit on THnick from these kind of events, where you have almost no facts, you use generic checklists (with poor English) for your viewers and the comments you use are rather ill-informed. Any Captain like me watching your video gets a bit of satisfaction knowing you’ll probably never be in my right seat. But good luck Captain (NOT!) Joe. Let us know when you get that 4th stripe on your shoulder.

  100. Karl Oarsch

    Karl Oarsch3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    If something happens in aviation: 1 hour after the event check at VASAviation to get the first facts. 2 days after the event check out Captian Joe to get an explanation from a pilots pov. Thanks to both of you!

  101. ClayTon TV

    ClayTon TV3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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  102. khrisztian

    khrisztian3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    THANK YOU for this video Sir!

  103. U - 235

    U - 2353 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Yo, engines aren’t supposed to that.

  104. wolfe1970

    wolfe19703 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I have a fear of flying, at 50 never being in a plane, i got a flight school ticket for my 50th, what am i doing here watching this.....

  105. Dekoven1949

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  106. Bret

    Bret4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I retired early (medical loss) with about 8000 hours ATP Instructor and check airman. Great video. 100% correct analysis. Even with increasing technology and aircraft automation. There should never be a day when airliners don’t have 2 pilots onboard for these rare occasions. I have been blessed to have acquaintances in military unmanned systems. Even with the best cutting edge technology, these unmanned systems are lost far too often for air carriers operation. Obviously this will continue to improve and losses will reach numbers similar to pilot manned aircraft. But, to me as long as there are passenger onboard or the chance that a large aircraft could be brought down by data link jamming, GPS systems knocked out or another myriad of possible failures .... I personally want well paid, well trained pilots onboard.

  107. Digital Inspiration

    Digital Inspiration4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Yes! Talking about the 2nd copilot, why this is not automated as well along the copilot manual checks? Saving time and human errors in time critical situations?.

  108. Chocolatebunny586

    Chocolatebunny5864 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

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  109. BXgek

    BXgek4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Why do you call yourself Capain? I only see 3 stripes and that is a Co-pilot.

  110. BXgek

    BXgek4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  111. McKinley Brown

    McKinley Brown4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  112. Don Quarnstrom

    Don Quarnstrom4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks captain, for schooling us laypeople in the cockpit operations during an unexpected event.