No injuries were reported. The flight had to be diverted to Utah following what was first described as an engine failure, according to numerous reports.
The incident comes after a United Airlines 777 jet engine blew apart shortly after takeoff in Denver over the weekend with 231 people and 10 crew aboard.
In that case, one of the Boeing engines suffered a catastrophic failure and rained pieces of the engine casing on a neighborhood where it narrowly missed a home.
Video posted on Twitter showed flames coming from one of the jet engines as the plane was in midflight.
The plane landed safely, and nobody aboard or on the ground was reported hurt, authorities said.
After the Colorado incident, Boeing recommended that all 777s with the same type of engine be temporarily pulled from service.
In another incident Saturday in the Netherlands, a Boeing 747 jet engine exploded in midair and dropped metal debris that injured two people, according to Dutch authorities.
The United and the Netherlands’ engine failures are particularly noteworthy because they were uncontained engine failures in which debris was emitted.
Information provided by The Associated Press was used to supplement this report.