Plane makes emergency landing at Miami International Airport
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to MIA’s Runway 9, at around 11:30 a.m., Tuesday.
The American Airlines Boeing 737, identified as Flight 2370, departed from Kingston, Jamaica with 178 onboard with a reportedly damaged tire.
One of the plane’s left side tires blew out after it landed on the runway.
Passengers inside the jet could be heard on cellphone video clapping as the plane touched down at MIA.
“I was praying to God,” a passenger said.
“We had a perfect landing,” another passenger said.
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where the plane could be seen grounded.
Deirdre Harris said she and other passengers remained calm and said the pilot had kept them informed.
Harris added the passengers were aware they had a tire problem.
After the pilots performed a flyover at MIA to have ground crews look at the tire, the plane circled back and landed without issue. ■