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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  • howdan1985

    Wow thank you so much for giving us such a fascinating, infomative and easy-to-understand explanation of that event - you are clearly a true professional. 10/10


    Reminds me of the plane scene from Madagascar 2

  • Mike Roberti
    Mike Roberti

    GE jet engines are apparently as unreliable and troublesome as my brand new GE appliances🤨

  • Jamie Michie
    Jamie Michie

    Very interesting!

  • R R
    R R

    I don’t give a shit Do you?

  • Mike Vincent
    Mike Vincent

    Those pilot were the shit! Thanks guys.

  • Fin Tob
    Fin Tob

    Have you ever had a water landing

  • Papa Sinister
    Papa Sinister

    Thanks Captain Joe. Great explanation of video. Have always had a great deal of respect for pilots, control towers operators, flight attendants and ground crew. Glad this ended well for everyone involved.


    Great job

  • Capt Joe777
    Capt Joe777

    BTW thats a very generic checklist. Ours has a tad more steps and detail.

  • Paul Wilson
    Paul Wilson

    Capt Joe is missing a stripe

  • Capt Joe777
    Capt Joe777

    I can tell you exactly which checklist we would use. The one that popped on the center crt. The most urgent checklist auto populates folllowed by the less urgent checklist. By the way the one that they first used was the engine failure,severe damage checklist. This guy will make a fine training center pilot. Line pilot? Who knows?

  • Collins Charles
    Collins Charles

    This is something that will always happen

  • Felipe Artista
    Felipe Artista

    Forgive my ignorance Capt. Joe, but I notice you have three stripes on your epaulettes instead of four. I thought Captains had four stripes?

  • Noel Keane
    Noel Keane

    Excellent blow by blow account of how the whole incident was dealt with. Take a bow.


    Great Analysis... Have a one question... How to deal with the fire engine and Dump fuel... Can we handle both... Is there in some cases obligation to land whiteout dump fuel?

    • Cassie

      Great explanations. Great pilots with cold blood

  • Spider Bad
    Spider Bad

    Pilot anuccanment for the passengers on board was something else

    • Spider Bad
      Spider Bad

      @Cassie eh

    • Cassie

      You have over million subscribers and can’t afford a proper mic?

  • Cristiano Briarava
    Cristiano Briarava

    Exeptional as usual!

  • crystal

    47 hours flight from Colorado to Hawaii is not correct at 1:16. Thumbs up enjoyed this great video.

  • CamiloSanchez1979

    One of your best videos Sir. Excellent break down, amazing, 2 thumbs waaay up!

  • Apostolos Linardis
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  • Ian Wells
    Ian Wells

    Why did the pilot not have to dump fuel first since they were on an 8 hour flight?

  • ArmanBogel channel
    ArmanBogel channel

    what an explanation ... like this video so much ....

  • K W
    K W

    Before I entered the aviation industry, I was an apprehensive flyer. Nowadays, I feel safer in an aircraft than I do on the ground.

  • Prasen Inamdar
    Prasen Inamdar

    Thanks for this ..simple but detailed

  • R Grim
    R Grim

    From a retired airline captain. Just wondering why "Captain Joe" wears First Officer epaulets?

  • Lawrence Zendler
    Lawrence Zendler

    There is NO 'I' in t e a m (very nice segway, Captain Joe)

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  • Michał Kowalczyk
    Michał Kowalczyk

    Why are you laying on the floor?

  • Matt H
    Matt H

    "Non-Normal Checklist" lol. Euphemistic name for Emergency Checklist.

  • Iza Lloyd
    Iza Lloyd

    Have you done a video of United flight 232 ?

  • John Smith
    John Smith

    You have over million subscribers and can’t afford a proper mic?

  • Abel vidana manjarrez
    Abel vidana manjarrez

    Great explanations. Great pilots with cold blood

  • Stanislav Foltan
    Stanislav Foltan

    Joe, which part of what happened there would be in your opinion impossible to solve in SPO case?

  • ker der
    ker der

    How the hell the covers were lost.. Hehehe i know vibration but they survive bigger air turbulence than that..

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  • ker der
    ker der

    Bfr total blame on turbine plates.. Hehehe i would make sure that flanges & o rings & seals were OK tied to specific torque & fresh enough..

  • Worldwideflyer

    First Officer Joe, the last thing we need in our industry is another pilot speculating on an incident and presenting misinformation. Here are a of the few things you got wrong. 1. Climb thrust after takeoff on a 777, especially out of Denver would be a decrease from a takeoff power, not be an increase. The power reduction takes place at approximately 800 AGL not at 12,500. Hence, your speculation on the nature failure is uninformed. 2. The appropriate checklist and the one used on this flight was the Engine Severe Damage or Separation checklist (L/R). This checklist is specifically designed to isolate the engine, so your speculation about hydraulic failures is also uniformed. Speaking of the engines, they are not numbered 1 and 2, but rather L and R. Now if you can tell us why they are not numbered, you might actually garner some respect from those of us who actually fly the B777 or maybe demonstrate that you have some knowledge of the aircraft. 3. Turning into a bad engine would not be consideration on this flight given their airspeed and energy state at the time of the turn. In fact, on a 777 it would never be a consideration except on a V1 cut and only if you allowed your airspeed to decay below V2. I could go on, but you get my point. Professional pilots do not speculate on the nature of accidents/incidents and they certainly don't do it for self promotion or profit. We allow the actual aviation safety professionals, in this case the NTSB, to do their job and make the determination as to what happened and why. Then we take that information and use it to make our industry safer. All you have done here is provide false information and profited off of an unfortunate event.

  • Chris DIYer
    Chris DIYer

    Well done video Captain Joe. Hats off to ATC and the United crew for doing exceptional work getting that a/c on the deck with no loss of life. Things could have gone catastrophic at any time. I worked on the flightline for years...seen my share of crippled a/c and hard landings. This crew and ATC did an amazing job

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  • ker der
    ker der

    That plane shouldn't be allowed to use same strip.. That strip should be out of service once they learned that last plane using it has problems.. Hehehe there should right away service people checking it for debris or so.. Hehehe remember Concord.. We were to cocky.. I knew right away there was tire blown for some reasons & punctured fuel tanks.. 737 max the first went down.. Hehehe i said right away engineering design flaws.. They should keep fuselage but redesign wings with replacement of engine positioning or smaller engines.. Hehehe no other options.. Computer can't compensate all the time..accordingly.. Hehehe just saying

  • Gigametr1z Android
    Gigametr1z Android

    When such an event happens do the pilots and crew get a compulsory holiday period to cool off and attend an internal mental health advisor / doctor etc?

  • Hey There
    Hey There

    Great explanation

  • ker der
    ker der

    Malaysia 370 flight.. Hehehe another story.. Wrote to Australian search operators with info that they should check south China sea not the Indian Ocean... Replied thx we won't.. Fixated on .. Did they find it.. Hehehe no but still refusing check my recommendation..

  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone

    Maybe there was a thing on the wing.. Like in the movie.

  • ker der
    ker der

    737 max.. Hehehe approved by ntsb.. Hehehe great men & women of.. Money talks bs walks..

  • ker der
    ker der

    Total bs.. Hehehe no such thing as great men & women of ntsb.. Quite opposite.. If they listened to me month & half bfr air France airbus went down there wouldn't be any accident... Hehehe yes I tried to warn them about engineering blunder in design of pitot tubes... Hehehe they just thought.. Another idiot.. Thale sold the unit to British & they quickly changed the name.. Hehehe they all knew long ago about problems with it..

  • mixter7x7

    for the average person watching this video - the aircraft WILL CONTINUE flying safely with a single engine. in fact the aircraft will take off fully loaded with a single engine. the aircraft will fly indefinitely with a single engine. the aircraft cannot be put in service unless it will operate with a single engine. what you are watching is THE REASON they put 2 engines on the aircraft.

  • Jon Brahms
    Jon Brahms

    As this flight was headed to Hawaii it's a good thing this didn't happen over the Pacific Ocean. I would have been nervous enough about flying over water. Imagine getting on another plane and trying again.

  • Heavy hauling Idaho
    Heavy hauling Idaho

    I’ll tell you what when I seen the video initially it scared the shit out of me, but now I’ve seen this video and learned so much about what goes into a incident like this, I feel confident in flying. That was amazing to watch!!

  • Looquing Glass
    Looquing Glass

    10:44, Not surprisingly, I heard that from my own FI. I've heard that Navy Seals use 1) shoot, 2) move, 3) communicate. I'd gamble it's applicable across the board. ; - )


    This could have ended up like Southwest incident with cowls hitting the windshield. People could have died on board and on the ground, greatly a miracle no one was hurt ! Second time for United now with a fan blade out, this does not look good with their inspection standards on the blade.

  • Ish B
    Ish B

    Good video

  • John White
    John White

    what advantage did he get my declaring Mayday? I had a similar some years ago with no. 2 where the mechanic had left a mag light flashlight in the engine, blew climbing through 10k requested return, and was asked several times if I was declaring an emergency which I refused, but then again I was a freight dog.

  • 767engineer

    The cabin crew? Hahaha. Who gives the coke machines credit. Hilarious

  • Kem Kough
    Kem Kough

    Wrong! What really happened was that United Airlines thought they could save money by mounting a Star Wars chariot racer engine to save money

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  • 767engineer

    Wrong wrong. This was a CONTAINED Engine failure. Technically the blades were contained by the kevlar blanket/shroud.

  • Meathead Jose
    Meathead Jose

    Is a good thing it didn't do too much damage at all to the wing it will definitely get your attention

  • Colin Boneham
    Colin Boneham

    Fantastic training, great crew all round great ATC work too, best outcome.

  • Better Call Gatto
    Better Call Gatto

    Did All the underwear was cleaned after this landing?

  • Steven Wilgus
    Steven Wilgus

    NO SINGLE PILOT COCKPITS!!! These professionals demonstrated in a real emergency why this must never change. And don’t even bring up autonomous aerial vehicles... Fantastic performance abs kudos to everyone for being what they clearly are: consummate professionals. Great video too, by the way!

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  • PullTab

    What's up with the video and audio quality in this video. It looks like you filmed yourself with a 1987 VHS camera.

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Perfect explanation!

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  • ExclusiveGamer84

    I was in denver airport that same day was flying southwest though

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  • Johannes Thomsen
    Johannes Thomsen

    Thank you Sir. I have been flying a lot as passenger, I am ever great full for the professional crew

  • Chaileeportraits _
    Chaileeportraits _

    The only pilot flying a virtual plane more than the real plane ....>pilot instructor 😂😂😂😂

  • Farooq Khan
    Farooq Khan

    Thanks, Capt. Joe.

  • Malcolm Fernandes
    Malcolm Fernandes

    Very well explained captain .

  • Lord Humongus
    Lord Humongus

    It's Broomfield not Bloomfield Colorado. I saw it from the ground live.

  • ofoeshow Hahn
    ofoeshow Hahn

    where are you from Joe?



  • Fetzie

    Goes to show how effective breaking down a complex situation into simple steps can be.

  • Robert R.
    Robert R.

    Another IDIOT selling junk.

  • Christopher Knee
    Christopher Knee

    I am amazed that abbreviations are permitted on a checklist. Surely in any emergency, it is possible a non-pilot may be executing these instructions? Also, when people are leaning towards panic, the LAST thing your brain wants to do is remember so random acronym or abbreviation. What the hell is A/T? IMHO, very stupid.

  • SileTa Mus
    SileTa Mus

    Very detailed analysis yet simple enough for us mere piloting enthusiasts to understand. Well done again CJ.

  • Ted De Dios
    Ted De Dios

    Good pilot can handle that kind of situation, very relaxed same goes to air traffic controller👍👍👍👍

  • Power in Knowledge
    Power in Knowledge

    Captain Joe: Hop on the next flight. Me: No, Greyhound.

  • K. McDonnell
    K. McDonnell

    Interesting and informative but.... Captains have four gold stripes, First Officers have three. Seems like this channel should be called, “First O Joe”.

  • Ricardo j. Valdez
    Ricardo j. Valdez

    Fantastick explanation

  • atomflyer44

    I thought he said 47 hour flight to Honolulu Hawaii?

  • Suburp212

    Great review

  • Arvid Rydahl
    Arvid Rydahl

    That was a lot of words for "goddamn engine exploded" XD

  • Jmtylr

    Excellent video. Super informative for us passengers in case we ever experience something similar so we know what the pilots are doing.

  • Sam R.
    Sam R.

    TBH when youre on 🔥, land ASAP, no such thing as an in control burning plane.

  • Ioannis Poulakas
    Ioannis Poulakas

    I didn't know the triple-7 is a heavy. I thought only the 747 and the A380 are..

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  • Happy Grump
    Happy Grump

    Best video I've seen on the incident. 👍

  • James Koch
    James Koch

    Shared with non pilot friends. They were amazed and impressed by the process and the outcome. Thank you and nice job by all parties. Blue skies.

  • Omar Jeelani
    Omar Jeelani

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  • Bobby Fleener
    Bobby Fleener

    All I am hearing is "Blah...blah...blah...blah"! Get real, jerk! The investigation has not been completed and you YAK it away. I am reporting this video

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    Max Ospreys

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  • Paul Blackshaw
    Paul Blackshaw

    A very good video. The crew of United were exceptional. The danger arose and it was dissipated by the book. ATC were fantastic in their ability to minimise transmissions letting the pilots sort the problem. Congratulations to all for the professionalism and safe outcome.

  • veteran2000

    Very informative.

  • gerald morain
    gerald morain