'Mayday, mayday, we have an engine fire': Moment Atlas Air pilot frantically requests clearance to land as flames shoot from Boeing 747 jet after Miami take-off - as inspectors 'find softball size hol

January 20, 2024

Footage circulating on social media showed sparks shooting out of the Atlas Air jet's tail after suffering engine failure on Thursday night. DailyMail.com has reached out to Atlas Air for more information on Thursday's incident. Once known as the 'Queen of the Skies', the Boeing 747 revolutionized air travel and was the world's first twin-aisle wide-body jet. In January 2023, Atlas Air took delivery of Boeing's final 747-8 as the company discontinued the brand. The airline is the largest operator of freighter 747sIn January 2023, Atlas Air took delivery of Boeing's final 747-8 as the company discontinued the brand.

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