A massive fuel spill puts fire rescue and hazmat teams on high alert as they attempt to stop the highly-explosive fuel from draining into tunnels beneath the airport.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue hazmat truck arrives on the scene of a large fuel spill on the tarmac to contain hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable Jet A fuel.
Darius is in disbelief as he discovers that the manager of the fuel facility, Tom Doherty, risked his life by manually shutting off the fuel lines.
The morning after the fuel farm fire, many flights are cancelled due to the lack of fueling resources. Passengers on this flight and others departing MIA will make it to their destination after a tremendous effort of dozens of fueling trucks transporting Jet A fuel to the aircrafts.
Senior Terminal Operations Agent Heidi radios crew members in Passport Control for assistance with directing long lines of passengers arriving on flights from Cuba.
A Cuban-American actress named Yordanca sips on a Cuban coffee while discussing how beautiful her homeland is. She is excited to bring presents to her friends and family back home.
Luggage is transported through a TSA checkpoint while passengers’ belongings are scanned for prohibited items.
Ramp workers at MIA have a busy day ahead loading luggage onto multiple flights to Cuba since many Cuban-American travelers take gifts back to their friends and families including clothing, electronics -- even the kitchen sink.
Customs and Border Protection officer, Kevin Kennedy, inspects luggage for forms of illegal contraband. This includes fruits, vegetables and packaged meats. All of these items could contain pests that are a threat to American agriculture.
A Customs and Border Protection officer unwraps the protective layer of green plastic wrap around the luggage so he can perform an inspection for fruits, vegetables and other forms of illegal contraband.
The airport is back on its feet, fueling planes with a new pump system after a long rebuilding process due to the fuel farm fire. It takes about 2,000 gallons of fuel per hour for an airport the size of MIA to function.
Lauren visits the airfield while Customs and Border Protection performs inspections on luggage offloaded from Cuban flights.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue worker explains the severity of a large fuel spill on the tarmac to Captain Nick Marian.
A group of passengers wait in line at TSA Checkpoint J while their luggage is scanned for liquids, gels, aerosols and other prohibited items that may trigger MIA's radar.
One week after the fuel farm fire, a temporary pumping system allows the fuel facilities to work just shy of maximum capacity. MIA flights are back in action with only minimal help from fuel trucks during the busiest departure times of day.