WATCH: Witness Captures Plane on Fire in Mid-Air After Departing Miami International Airport

The plane eventually returned to Miami airport

ABOVE VIDEO: A massive cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing soon after departing from an airport in Miami as the aircraft suffered an “engine malfunction,” an airline official said.

MIAMI, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – A massive cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing soon after departing from an airport in Miami as the aircraft suffered an “engine malfunction,” an airline official said.

Flight 5Y095, an Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 cargo plane, departed from Miami International Airport (MIA) en route to Puerto Rico on Thursday at approximately 10:11 p.m. ET.

It soon began experiencing an engine malfunction, immediately turned back to MIA and landed safely within an hour, an Atlas Air spokesperson told Fox News.

“The crew followed all standard procedures and safely returned to MIA,” the statement read, noting safety is the company’s top priority. Atlas Air also said it will be conducting a thorough inspection to determine what caused the malfunction.

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