Burning plane in sky ignites deadly DEI fears

An Atlas Air Boeing 747 burst into flames mid-air on its way from Miami International Airport to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, sparking more questions about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) push for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

According to the FAA, Atlas Air Flight 95, a cargo plane, departed Miami, quickly experienced engine failure, and returned safely to MIA around 10:30 p.m., NBC6 Miami reports.

Dramatic footage of flames shooting from the flying plane quickly made the rounds on social media.

During the post-flight inspection, the FAA discovered a “softball-sized hole” above the second engine, the report revealed.

NBC6 obtained an audio recording of the calls made from the plane to air traffic control.

“Mayday, mayday…We have an engine fire,” the recording announced. “Request access back to the airport. No, we’ll go ahead and land. We have five souls onboard.”

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The crew followed all standard procedures and safely returned to MIA, according to a statement released by Atlas Air.

“At Atlas, safety is always our top priority and we will be conducting a thorough inspection to determine the cause,” the company said.

The incident comes just days after the FAA announced it is actively recruiting for employment people with a “severe intellectual disability” and “psychiatric disability” in what many see as a DEI disaster waiting to happen.

“Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring,” the agency’s website states. “They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

Earlier this month, United Airlines’ DEI agenda was questioned after its Boeing 767-300ER flight from the Newark Liberty International Airport to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) made a hard landing in Houston.

“According to the [National Transportation Safety Board’s] preliminary report, while landing at IAH, the First Officer was flying and, despite best efforts to keep the nose wheel from bouncing, the nose wheel made contact with abnormal force,” Simple Flying, an aviation news source, reported. “The airplane appeared to bounce, and he reacted by pulling aft on the control yoke, in an effort to keep the nose wheel from impacting the runway a second time. Subsequently, the speed brakes deployed, and the auto brakes engaged which resulted in a second bounce of the nose wheel.”

And Boeing is facing the potential loss of Chinese carriers after a side window panel on an Alaska Airlines plane blew out mid-flight in early January.

“Boeing seems to be having a lot of safety issues lately. Perhaps there’s perverse incentives at play,” suggested Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis. “When a company can remain prosperous not by ensuring its products are safe but instead by buying politicians and pushing DEI/ESG ideology, we are all worse off.”

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