Unverified videos that circulated on the social media platform X showed flames and sparks shooting out of the aircraft’s left wing in midair. The aircraft landed safely at Miami International after an “engine malfunction” over South Florida. The Atlas Air flight had five crew members on board, and no injuries were reported.
An Atlas Air cargo plane was diverted back to Miami International Airport after an engine malfunction last night, per the airline. Miami resident Melanie Adaros told me she watched sparks and fire coming from a plane flying overhead “in disbelief.”
— Josie Harvey (@JosieHarvey_) January 19, 2024
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the matter,