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Plane Debris Destroys Broomfield Truck, Comes Narrowly Close To Homeowner

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) - A Broomfield man's truck is destroyed after a piece of a plane fell from the sky and landed on it. One of the plane's engines exploded and caught fire mid-flight and sent debris raining down onto neighborhoods.

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Kirby Klement says the debris came within 10 to 15 feet of crashing through his home and potentially killing him. It instead landed on his truck.

"As soon as I got a clear look at it I could tell it was the front end of a jet engine, and my first thought was the whole plane was coming down, because you just don't think that big a hunk of an engine is gonna come off," he told CBS4.

Klements says insulation fell like snow onto his home and neighborhood.

Broomfield police say, miraculously, there have been no reports of injuries given the massive debris field. The plane landed safely at DIA.

For those who sustained damage from this incident, they are asked to fill out this form on United Airlines website.

Claimants are asked to: 

  • Select "Concern"
  • Select "Personal Injury"
  • Enter flight details (United #328)
  • Include incident details
  • Include additional documentation/pictures/descriptions
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