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An engine failure forces an emergency landing for Atlas Air’s Boeing cargo jet

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 cargo plane carrying five crew members was forced to make an emergency landing at Miami International Airport (MIA) late on Thursday due to an engine issue that occurred shortly after takeoff.

Unverified video on the social media site X seemed to show flames shooting out of the left wing of the aeroplane as it was in flight. Reuters was notified by the airport that no casualties had been reported. “The crew followed all standard procedures and returned to MIA safely,” the air freight company stated. We’re going to investigate to find out why.” The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was not immediately available for comment beyond regular business hours. Boeing made a remark on behalf of Atlas Air.

Engine failure during Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-8 emergency landing

The aircraft is eight years old, based on data from Flightradar24. Four General Electric GEnx engines power the 747-8 version, according to the Boeing website.Even though contained engine failures are rare, they can nevertheless be dangerous if rotating parts pierce the outside casing. The engine failure takes place against the backdrop of the two high-profile aircraft crashes this year.
Five crew members were killed when a Coast Guard aircraft and a passenger Airbus A350 operated by Japan Airlines collided in Tokyo on January 2. A few days later, the FAA was obliged to temporarily halt 171 aircraft for safety inspections after a Boeing 737 MAX 9 made an emergency landing owing to a cabin panel blowout.

Unverified footage shows flames amidst Atlas Air’s 747-8 aircraft

Atlas Air Flight 5Y095 took off from Miami International Airport late on Thursday night, travelling to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The pilot reported an engine fire in a Mayday call at roughly 03:33 GMT, according to multi-channel recordings of interactions between air traffic control and the aircraft that are available on liveatc.net.
“We have an engine fire,” one of the flight attendants said, adding that five people were on board. The member of the crew stated that engine number two was implicated in the issue that occurred “on the climb out” of the airport.
After being purchased by a group headed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, Atlas Air went private last year.

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The Boeing 747, dubbed the “Queen of the Skies,” revolutionised air travel as the first twin-aisle wide-body aircraft in history. However, Boeing decided in July 2020 to stop producing the 747 since technological breakthroughs had made it possible for dual-engine jets to replicate the 747’s range and capacity at a lower cost.
A cargo version of the last Boeing Jumbo used for commercial flights was delivered to Atlas Air last year.(Chrissy Barrington in Seoul and Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; editing by Christina Fincher, Jason Neely, and Arun Koyyur; additional reporting by Nilutpal Timsina and Rishabh Jaiswal)

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 cargo plane made an emergency landing back in Miami late on Thursday night after experiencing an engine failure, according to officials. Videos posted on social media depict flames coming from the plane, which successfully landed nearly an hour after departure.

FAA Inquiry: Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-8 Engine Failure

According to an initial FAA assessment, a “softball size hole” was discovered above the plane’s #2 engine—the same engine that failed—during a post-flight inspection. Miami International Airport spokesman Greg Chin directed the South Florida Sun Sentinel to a FlightAware page where he saw footage of the aircraft taking off just after 10 p.m. and landing at about 11 p.m. The plane was in route to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.
An Atlas spokesperson issued the following statement: “We can confirm that Flight 5Y095, a 747-8 cargo aircraft, has landed safely after experiencing an engine malfunction shortly after departure from Miami International Airport (MIA).”The crew followed all standard procedures and returned to MIA safely after. At Atlas, safety comes first at all times.

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Six Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the “hazardous situation” at the airport around 10:40 p.m., according to a Fire Rescue spokesman, and they were prepared to land. No injuries were recorded.
A Mayday request to return to the airport was made by the pilot, according to multi-channel recordings of the plane’s conversations with air traffic control available on liveatc.net. The call was made at roughly 03:33 GMT.

Atlas Air has stated that it will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the problem. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and Boeing (NYSE:BA) have not replied to the incident.

Recent History of Aircraft Collisions and Emergency Landings

Flightaware data indicated that the aircraft in question was a Boeing 747-8. The Boeing 747-8 is powered by four General Electric GEnx engines. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded, the airport said Reuters, and no injuries were recorded. At first, the number of crew members on board was unknown. Requests for response from Reuters were not answered by General Electric or the FAA, while Boeing declined to comment.Boeing has been embroiled in a problem ever since an Alaska Airlines MAX 9 aircraft, shortly after taking off from Portland, Oregon, had to make an emergency landing on January 5. As a result of the incident, 171 aircraft were temporarily grounded so that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could conduct safety inspections.

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