A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft was observed emitting flames through the night sky over Miami on Thursday night, prompting an emergency landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which is currently conducting an investigation into Boeing in connection with an emergency landing of an Alaska Airlines flight this month caused by a door seal that detachment from the fuselage in midair, announced on Friday that it will also examine the most recent incident that occurred on an Atlas Air flight.
Flight 5Y095 from Miami International Airport to Luis Muoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico landed successfully, the airlines said in a statement, despite an engine malfunction that occurred shortly after takeoff.
The FAA reported that the aircraft departed Miami at 10:22 p.m. ET on Thursday and returned at 10:30 p.m.
Friday, NBC News was informed by a source with knowledge of the investigation that an initial assessment of the Atlas Air engine unveiled a perforation the size of a softball situated above the number two engine.