Cargo plane returns to MIA after panel falls off

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A cargo airplane returned to Miami International Airport after, airport officials said, a panel fell off the aircraft during takeoff, Friday evening.

According to officals, the airport tower notified the crew of the Centurion 747 that a panel had fallen off of the aircraft and onto the runway.

The plane returned to the airport within 15 minutes and taxied over to a concourse area off of Northwest 36th Street and 47th Avenue.

Crews are inspecting the plane and checking to see if debris has fallen in the area.

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