Miami-Dade County

Cargo plane makes emergency landing at Miami International Airport

Atlas air cargo 747 having tire replaced after emergency landing at MIA.
Atlas air cargo 747 having tire replaced after emergency landing at MIA. CM Guerrero

The perimeter road around Miami International Airport was closed as a precaution Wednesday morning after a cargo jet experienced a problem after take off and had to return.

The Atlas aircraft lifted off just after 7 a.m. bound for Argentina.

The pilot reported a problem with the plane’s tires and was given permission to return. The plane touched down at 8:50 a.m.

Emergency fire crews followed the plane at safe distance until the plane came to a stop, they then surrounded it.

No fire or injuries were were reported.

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