The crew followed all standard procedures and safely returned.Atlas Air, the company that owns and operates the Boeing cargo plane that caught fire mid-air on the way to from Miami to Puerto Rico and returned safely to nearby Miami International Airport; a hole was discovered in the plane’s engine.
Why It Matters: This adds increased focus on Boeing planes. The FAA recently grounded 171 Boeing 737-9 MAX airplanes, after a mid-air accident when a panel ripped away from the airplane. In addition to the grounding the FAA says it will now investigate Boeing’s “manufacturing practices and production lines.”
Interesting to Note: Atlas Air operates planes for freight and passenger services. The plane in question did not have passengers on the plane. “Atlas Air Worldwide’s companies operate the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers the broadest array of 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.” LINK
by Jenna Lee,