Entries in Miami International Airport (3)


Fuel Fire Disrupts Flights at Miami International Airport

WPLG-TV(MIAMI) -- Firefighters extinguished a blaze early Thursday morning that broke out in an area where fuel is kept at the Miami International Airport. The fire was reported around 11 p.m. Wednesday and was brought under control  around 1 a.m. Thursday. Officials did not know how many fuel tanks were involved in the fire and there were no reports of injuries.

Early Thursday, inspectors and technicians were trying to determine what caused the fire and where it began. The fire wasn't near any runways or terminals at the airport and only one flight was delayed, for about 45 minutes.

There may be flight delays at the airport Thursday as workers try to restore normal fueling operations, but fueling capacity is expected to be at 40 percent for morning flights. 

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Can Explodes at Miami International Airport

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(MIAMI) – A man is in custody after a can exploded in a plane on the tarmac at Miami International Airport Tuesday.

FBI officials initially thought an arousal can had exploded inside a piece of luggage aboard American Airlines flight 2585 to Boston. After all of the luggage had been removed from the plane, however, hundreds of bullet parts were found inside the bag in question.

The owner of the bag was arrested.

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Man Caught with Gun at Miami Airport

File photo. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Police arrested 48-year-old Juan Michael Baldoquin Friday at Miami International Airport after TSA screeners found a gun in his fanny pack.

The West Palm Beach man was apprehended while attempting to go through security at Concourse G.

The 25-caliber semi-automatic pistol was spotted by screeners. One bullet was found loaded in the gun.

According to police, Baldoquin says he forgot the gun was in his fanny pack. After a background check, police determined the gun had been stolen in 1996.

Baldoquin, attempting to take a flight to Cuba, will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm.

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