The Federal Aviation Administration found a “softball-sized hole” in the top of one of the engines of an Atlas Air plane that made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport Thursday night, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a preliminary report.
According to the report, Atlas Air Flight 95 took off, experienced engine failure, and returned safely to MIA around 10:30 p.m.
During post-flight inspection, a “softball-sized hole” was discovered above the second engine, the report said.
The Boeing 747 was headed to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.
A video released by Only in Date shows the moment a witness captured flames from one of the plane's engines.
NBC6 received Mayday's calls to air traffic control.
“Mayday, mayday… we have an engine fire,” the audio recording said. “Request access to the airport again. No, we'll go up and land. We have five souls on board.”
According to the FAA's statement, the crew followed all standard procedures and returned safely to the MIA,” the statement said. “At Atlas, safety is always our priority, and we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause.”
See the FAA's preliminary report Here.
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