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Atlas Air plane has landing issue at BWI airport

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 08:27:30-04

BWI — It's one of Amazon's biggest days of the year, Prime Day is here, but with all those deals going on an issue occurred with one of the Prime-Air planes at BWI.

According to the spokesperson of the plane operator, Atlas Air, the plane had a landing issue. The plane landed normally, but smoke started to form from the landing gear. They stated that there was no fire.

Their full statement can be read below.

"An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 cargo aircraft, Flight 5Y3521, landed normally and safely this evening at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Upon landing, smoke was generated from the left landing gear. This smoke was not from a fire, but rather was due to a brake that remained partially engaged after landing. The brakes and tires of the aircraft are being replaced, and it is expected that the aircraft will be back in service on its next scheduled flight, without delay."

According to BWI, no airport operations were impacted by the issue. The BWI Marshall Airport Fire and Rescue Department responded to the incident as a precaution. There were no injuries.