Virtual Media Briefing by NTSB Chairman on United Airlines Flight 328 Investigation


The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a virtual media briefing for Monday, 8 p.m. Eastern time, to provide an update on its investigation of Saturday's engine failure on United Airlines flight 328.

United Airlines flight 328 experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver; none of the 229 passengers or 10 crewmembers were injured. The flight's destination was Honolulu, Hawaii.

NTSB investigators from the Denver regional office along with another investigator who lives in the area, plus the investigator-in-charge and a powerplant specialist from NTSB headquarters, responded to the incident and began the investigation.

WHO:             NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt and Investigator-in-Charge Dan Bower.

WHAT:           Media Briefing on NTSB's investigation of Saturday's engine failure incident on United flight 328.

WHEN:           Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern time.

WHERE:         Virtual Media Briefing via Microsoft Teams.  There will be no physical gathering to support this media briefing.

HOW:             Media interested in participating in the media briefing are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. NTSB media relations will reply with a link for the media briefing.

A recording of the virtual media briefing will be available via NTSB's YouTube channel as soon as practicable.  ​

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).