MIAMI (Agencies): A Boeing 747 cargo plane had to divert its flight and return to Miami International Airport on Thursday night after an engine failed shortly after takeoff, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The airplane was reportedly seen aflame shortly after takeoff. During an inspection, a softball-sized hole was found above one of its engines.
Atlas Air Flight 95 was heading to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico. Nobody was injured in the incident and the plane was able to make a safe landing at around 10:30 PM.
A Boeing spokesperson said that Boeing is “supporting our customer and will support the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into this incident”.
This most recent incident could bring Boeing down into further scrutiny. In 2018 and 2019, two deadly crashes caused by a software issue forced the company to ground their entire 737 Max fleet. Last month, Boeing told airlines to inspect all 737 Max aircrafts for loose bolts in the rudder-control systems. And just earlier this month, a door plug blew out during an Alaska Airlines flight on a 737 Max 9, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.