“I thought we were done:” Parts fall from sky in plane scare

A North Metro firefighter walks past a large piece of an airplane engine in the front yard of a home on Elmwood Street near E. 13th Avenue, Saturday, in Broomfield, Colo. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival mode.