MUST WATCH: Passengers Share Images of Exploded Engine Ahead of Emergency Landing

For some people, flying is just too much.  The idea of being in a sardine can, zipping around at 400mph, 30,000 feet above the ground just isn’t their idea of a good time.

Of course, it should be noted that plane crashes and other airborne incidents are extremely rare, thanks to the ways in which the technology of flight has advanced.  Often, pilots are getting their vehicles airborne and bumping the yolks on landing, but otherwise allow the onboard computer to keep the airplane traveling to is destination.

But when things do go wrong, it can be both terrifying and tragic.

This week, things were terrifying, but thankfully not tragic.

A United Airlines flight experienced engine failure after taking off from Denver International Airport on Saturday but landed safely after dropping debris over northern Colorado, officals said.

The Hawaii-bound jet was a Boeing 777 with 10 crew members and 231 passengers on board, according to reports.

Frightening video recorded from inside the plane showed the damaged engine on fire.

“When it initially happened, I thought we were done. I thought we were going down,” passenger David Delucia, who was traveling with his wife, told The Associated Press.

Video of the incident was circulating on social media, and it was not for the faint of heart.

Pieces of the engine were soon strewn about the area below.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident, with the plane landing safely back at the Denver airport.