A plane flying over Miami with a burning engine

A plane flying over Miami with a burning engine

An Atlas Air flight carrying cargo and five crew members caught fire in mid-air shortly after take-off on Thursday night. Miami International Airport (MINE).

The Boeing 747 was headed to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Shocking video shot by witnesses – which has gone viral in recent hours – shows the plane leaving a trail of fire in a dark sky in Miami at around 11:00pm (local time).

Despite the impressive images, the plane managed to return on time Successful emergency landing at Miami airport.

At 11:03 p.m., Miami International Airport (MIA) representative Greg Chin confirmed the plane's safe arrival. Local newspaper.

“We can confirm that flight 5Y095 landed safely shortly after take off from Miami International Airport (MIA) due to engine failure. The crew followed all standard procedures and returned safely to MIA. At Atlas, safety is always our priority and we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause,” the company explained in a statement.

However, the The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigationTo determine the causes of the fire, as dictated by the protocol for this type of incident.

Founded in 1992, Atlas Air A cargo and passenger airline based in Purdue, New York, United States.

It operates flights under its own brand and for other cargo operators, commercial airlines, and government and military organizations.

The company has a large fleet of aircraft, including several Boeing models such as the Boeing 747.

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