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Eye-opening video shows flames shooting from Boeing plane mid-flight, forcing emergency landing in Miami
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Eye-opening video shows flames shooting from Boeing plane mid-flight, forcing emergency landing in Miami

Alarming video recorded by a witness on the ground in Florida shows the moment flames were shooting out from a Boeing plane mid-flight on Thursday night. The Boeing 747 cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Miami.

Melanie Adaros was out for a walk with her mother in southwest Miami when she noticed an airplane "shooting sparks."

"There’s always planes flying overhead, but they’re little planes," Adaros said. "But this didn’t sound like a little plane. It sounded very low, so I turned ... You always see a plane going up or going down. This one was just at a steady level and it was shooting sparks. It was very surreal."

Adaros decided to record the eye-opening spectacle because she was wondering, "Is it falling? Is it going to explode? It seemed to do a big, wide, swerving turn."

Atlas Air Flight 95 took off from Miami International Airport at 10:32 p.m. but needed to make an emergency landing after the crew reported an engine failure. The plane touched down at 10:46 p.m. at Miami International Airport, according to FlightAware.

The Boeing 747 cargo plane was scheduled to travel to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.

No injuries were reported by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

A spokesperson for Air Atlas said the plane made a safe landing "after experiencing an engine malfunction soon after departure" and noted that "the crew followed all standard procedures and safely returned to MIA."

Air Atlas said it would conduct an inspection to determine the cause of the malfunction.

The Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the plane had a "softball size hole" above its engine that failed mid-flight.

Atlas Air Worldwide offers air transport of cargo and "large-group passenger charters for celebrities or dignitaries," according to its website.

Atlas Air features a fleet of Boeing 737s, 747s, 767s, and 777s.

Boeing declined to comment on the fiery incident and directed all media to Atlas Air instead.

This is the second scary predicament involving a Boeing plane this month.

Earlier this month, a Boeing 737 MAX 9 operated by Alaska Airlines had a section of its fuselage blow out mid-flight.

The concerning situation caused the FAA to ground Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes.

The FAA said on Wednesday that it had inspected 40 737 MAX 9 planes. However, there are 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes in operation with Alaska Airlines and United Airlines.

“All 737-9 MAX aircraft with door plugs will remain grounded pending the FAA’s review and final approval of an inspection and maintenance process that satisfies all FAA safety requirements,” the civil air agency said in a statement. "Once the FAA approves an inspection and maintenance process, it will be required on every grounded 737-9 MAX prior to future operation. The safety of the flying public, not speed, will determine the timeline for returning these aircraft to service."

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Paul Sacca

Paul Sacca

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