DENVER — A Northwest Airlines DC-10 en route from Los Angeles to Minneapolis on Wednesday made an emergency landing in Denver after the jet's No. 2 engine apparently began breaking up and the pilot shut it down, officials said.
Flight 308, carrying 256 people, landed at Stapleton International Airport Wednesday about 6:30 p.m. without incident or injury, according to Richard Boulware, a spokesman at the airport.
"They experienced a severe vibration from the No. 2 engine, (and) as a precautionary measure, they elected to make an unscheduled landing in Denver," said Northwest spokesman Kevin Whalen from the Minneapolis area, where the airline is based.
The No. 2 engine of a DC-10 also is the focus of an investigation into the disaster of United Airlines Flight 232 last month. The flight from Denver was over Iowa when the engine apparently disintegrated.