A preliminary Federal Aviation Administration report concluded that there was a “baseball-sized hole” above one of the engines of an Atlas Airlines flight that made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport late Thursday night.
According to the report, Atlas Airlines Flight 95 departed, experienced engine failure, and returned safely to MIA around 10:30 p.m.
During the post-flight inspection, a “baseball-sized hole” was discovered above the second engine, the report said.
The Boeing 747 was heading to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.
Video published by Only in Dade shows the moment a witness caught flames coming from one of the plane's engines.
NBC6 received the mayday calls made to air traffic control.
“Mayday, Mayday… we have an engine fire,” the audio recording said. “Request access to the airport. No, we'll go ahead and land. We have five lives on board.”
The crew followed all standard procedures and returned safely MIA, the statement from the FAA said. At Atlas, safety is always our top priority and we will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the cause.
See FAA Initial Report here.
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