Cargo plane lands safely at Miami International Airport after tire blows out

6 Atlas Air crew members on flight

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Sanela Sabovic - Reporter

MIAMI - A cargo plane that departed from Miami International Airport landed safely Wednesday morning after one of its tires blew out shortly after takeoff.

The Atlas Air flight was bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina, when a tire blew out, airport spokesman Greg Chin told Local 10 News.

"It landed safely, thankfully," Chin said.

Sky 10 was overhead as the plane landed about 8:50 a.m. on a runway where several Miami-Dade Fire Rescue trucks were waiting.

Smoke could be seen coming from the tires as they touched the tarmac.

Six crew members were on board at the time, but nobody was injured.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said police closed the streets surrounding the airport as a precaution.

The plane was expected to remain at the airport for maintenance. Another plane is expected to depart for Buenos Aires about 3 p.m.

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