Miami-Dade School's superintendent and U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart were on board American Airlines Flight 3454 when they made an emergency landing Thursday night, according to the school district.
It took off from Tallahassee, when a loud boom was heard and smoke was seen, forcing the flight down in Tampa. 46 passengers were reportedly on board, along with three crew members.Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart tweeted:
Flight I was on from Tallahassee to MIA was diverted to Tampa for emergency landing. Everyone is ok; Big thanks to flt crew + 1st responders— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) April 25, 2014
Dr. Alberto Carvalho tweeted:
AA3454 Landed in Tampa after lengthy maintenance delay in Tally and explosion and smoke forced a tense aggressive emergency landing. Safe.— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) April 25, 2014
He posted these pics: