The left engine of the Bombardier CRJ-700 jet caught fire moments after landing at Denver International Airport, United States Sunday afternoon. According to the United Airlines, all 63 people on board were disembarked safely.
United Airlines said the SkyWest Airlines flight 5869 from Aspen Colorado “experienced engine issues” after landing safely. Spokeswoman of SkyWest Airlines said, “The flight was arriving from Aspen at around 2:30 p.m. when it “experienced engine issues.”
The preliminary information says there was no indication of an engine problem until the plane was on the ground. The airport emergency team was immediately dispatched to the scene.
Denver International Airport reported, “All runways are now open as investigation into SkyWest fire continues. Other airport operations remain unaffected.”
One of the passengers said, “Quick and immediate response. First responders on runway. Huge thanks to pilot and crew for helping get passengers off safe.”
SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier, is feeder airline and has contracts with major companies including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.