By Friday night, flight disruptions at Miami International Airport due to the Los Angeles International Airport shooting seemed to be smoothing out, with the last plane from L.A. arriving about four hours late.
The delays out of MIA were not significant. One flight out of the airport was delayed by an hour Friday afternoon.
A gunman identified by FBI agents as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Los Angeles opened fire at LAX Friday morning, killing TSA officer Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, and wounding two other TSA workers before he was taken into custody, authorities said.
Miguel Cosme of Miami said he just missed the chaos at LAX by choosing an earlier flight.
"I got someone texting me right now from seeing it, she's just like, you know, it's miserable, they don't know what's going on, and I was just lucky for once," he said.
Randee Kessler left hours earlier from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on a Virgin America flight, and upon landing, learned she and her children barely missed the shooting.
"Not only were we going to Terminal 3, but we were going into Gate 36," Kessler explained. "I'm thinking I'm so grateful for my life. Five minutes earlier and we could have been killed. Grateful to be alive with my kids."
Kessler's plane was diverted to the outskirts of LAX.
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