Engine cover peels back on United flight headed to Orlando

Plane safely returns to Denver

Passengers aboard a United flight receive a scare in the air.

DENVER – A United Airlines flight to Orlando had to return to Denver on Sunday because of a mechanical issue with an engine.

The Denver Channel reports that Flight 292 departed Denver International Airport around 7:50 a.m. when the engine issue forced the crew to return. The Boeing 737 landed about an hour later.

 Video shared by a passenger shows a piece of the left engine cover partially detached.

According to a tweet from the airline, the flight landed safely and returned to the gate.

Customers were rebooked on different flights.