AUDIO: Listen as United Airlines pilot call “Mayday, Mayday” when engine caught fire on air

United Airlines flight 328 returns to Denver International Airport with its starboard engine on fire over Denver on Saturday. | HAYDEN SMITH / @SPEEDBIRD5280 / VIA REUTERS
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A new audio obtained by Denver Post revealed how United Airlines pilot on flight 328 repeatedly called “mayday” the moment one of the Plane engines exploded on air, raining down debris on a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

“We’ve experienced engine failure, need to turn. Mayday, mayday. United, uh, 28,” the pilot radioed soon after takeoff on Saturday February 20 from Denver International Airport.
“United 328, heavy mayday, mayday, aircraft, uh…” the pilot repeated before air traffic control came on and asked him to repeat his urgent call for help.

“United 328, heavy mayday, aircraft just experienced engine failure, need a turn immediately,” the pilot warned, soon getting permission to make a left turn ready for the emergency landing.

The call came as his engine was fully engulfed in flames on air above Colorado, as caught on shocking video that quickly went viral online.

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