Earlier, a Broomfield Police spokesperson said authorities had received reports of a plane dropping debris in several neighborhoods after experiencing engine trouble.
Someone on the plane shared video of the engine catching fire.
"Flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu experienced an engine failure shortly after departure, returned safely to Denver and was met by emergency crews as a precaution," the statement from United Airlines read.
The plane was carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members, an airline spokesperson told The Sun. Several images of the fallen debris were shared via social media by residents.
This all could have spelled disaster for the Broomfield Soccer Club, who's soccer fields were occupied by kids training during this ordeal. In a statement littered with images of their fields peppered by debris, the club states the following:
"The Broomfield Commons will be closed for the remainder of today and tomorrow due to the airplane engine explosion and subsequent debris field that happened earlier today. There were several teams practicing at the time, fortunately nobody was hurt. A HUGE thank you to our coaches who thought fast and got the kids to safety! Please stay away from the Commons for the next couple of days, and do not touch any debris."
According to Flight Aware, the plane took off from Denver and landed in Denver around 1:30 pm local time. The mapping system shows that UA 328 flew in a loop back to its departure point.
The mayday call from the plane features the pilot requesting the place must "need a turn immediately. Mayday, mayday."
"There are no reported injuries onboard, and we will share more information as it becomes available."