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Eyewitnesses Report a Fire in One of Flight 101's Engines

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NTSB investigators scramble to interview eyewitnesses to the August 7, 1997 crash of Fine Air Flight 101. Two people confirm that flames were coming from one of the engines, just before the crash.

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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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