The United Express flight 5869, operated by SkyWest , from Aspen to Denver Sunday, had an engine in flames after landing. The flight was arriving from Aspen at around 2:30 p.m. when it “experienced engine issues.” The left engine of a plane was engulfed in flames.
Fortunately no one was hurt and that the Denver Fire Department was quick to respond to the emergency. The plane had 65 people aboard. A blaze panic occurred. The Denver International Airport tweeted: 'Arriving SkyWest flight 5869 was reported on fire, all passengers evacuated safely with no injuries. Denver Fire is on scene assessing.'
Plane covered in water on the runway
One of the passengers was Rabia Chaudry, the attorney and author credited for being the first person to take Adnan Syed’s murder case to the producer of the popular “Serial” podcast. She took photographs of the plane being doused with water. ”The passengers were actually taken on a bus back to the concourse," airport spokesperson Heath Montgomery said. "Part of what we do, is we assist the airlines in getting the passengers back to a safe place." Passengers posted photos on Twitter. By late afternoon the plane was taken to a DIA hanger for further investigation. All runways were open. Other airport operations were unaffected by the blaze. The plane was a CRJ700 manufactured by Bombardier. It has Maintenance intervals extended to 8,000 hours.