(MENAFN) On Thursday evening, an American company's Boeing 747 cargo plane, operated by Atlas Air, undertook an emergency landing in Miami after experiencing an engine failure shortly after take-off, as reported by the company to AFP on Friday.
An Atlas Air spokesperson issued a statement confirming the incident, stating that the aircraft "landed safely after experiencing an engine failure after take-off." The crew diligently executed all approved safety procedures, ensuring a secure return to Miami Airport. The airline has committed to conducting a thorough investigation to ascertain the root causes of the engine failure.
The US Civil Aviation Regulatory Agency has also acknowledged the occurrence of the accident, disclosing its intention to initiate investigations into the incident. A report on the agency's website detailed an examination conducted after the flight, revealing "a hole the size of a baseball above engine No. 2."
Further, the National Transportation Safety Agency has commenced its investigation, emphasizing its role in gathering information to assess the scope and depth of the inquiry that will be launched. The incident, which transpired on a flight destined for Puerto Rico, underscores the critical importance of comprehensive investigations to ensure the safety and integrity of air travel.
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