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A Plane Crashes After Takeoff in the Heart of Miami

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A Plane Crashes After Takeoff in the Heart of Miami

Short | 02:48

Fine Air Flight 101 departs from Miami International Airport on August 7, 1997 en route to the Dominican Republic. Shortly after take-off, the plane loses control and crashes, right in the middle of Miami.

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Fine Air Cargo Flight 101 takes off from Florida en route to the Dominican Republic with an 87,000-pound payload. A miscommunication between the freight loaders and flight crew regarding the weight of the cargo and how it was distributed leads to a cascading series of events that ends in a deadly crash in the heart of Miami. Follow NTSB investigators as they race to figure out what caused the disaster and see how, after several dead ends, an anonymous tip helped break the case open.

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