Miami International Airport
One of the Sky Train’s at Miami’s International Airport derailed early Tuesday morning, December 22nd, sending one car onto the roof of Concourse D and another off the end of the track. A maintenance worker who was aboard the train during the 2 a.m. maintenance run was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was subsequently released. By late Tuesday afternoon, the cars had been removed from the roof of the concourse, but no timeline was in place to reopen Sky Train service. Thousands of airport travelers were forced to negotiate the concourse on foot, a task that can take upwards of twenty minutes during peak times.
Aerolinas Argentinas Airlines flight #1304 had just arrived at Miami International Airport from Buenos Aires and was on the taxiway heading to its arrival gate when one of its wings clipped the rear of Air France flight #695 that was boarding to take off for Paris. The incident occurred on Jan. 17 around 5:45 p.m. Fortunately, no one on board either aircraft was hurt in the incident, but MIA officials expected a full Federal Aviation Administration investigation to determine how it happened. There were 240 on board the Aerolinas Argentinas flight and an unknown number of passengers on the Air France flight when the incident occurred.