Plane emergency at Miami International Airport
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
The dramatic incident took place when a Red Air flight arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade aviation department spokesperson Greg Chin.
Three people received minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining passengers were bussed from the site of the accident to the terminal.
The plane was arriving from Santo Domingo around 5.30pm when the incident took place.
It appeared to have come to rest near a grassy area by the side of the runway.
Some flights were delayed due to the fire, airport officials said.
Miami-Dade County mayor arrives at the scene
Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed by fire and rescue services personnel after she arrived at the scene of the crash.
“Apparently a tire burst, and then it went back up and came back down, and the landing was so hard that the entire landing apparatus was destroyed and the belly of the plane is on the ground,” Ms Cava told media as she confirmed that three people were injured in the crash.
Namita Singh22 June 2022 05:40
NTSB sending investigators to scene of crash on Wednesday
ICYMI: The National Transportation Safety Board said the aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and it says it will send a team of investigators to the incident site on Wednesday.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 04:57
What happened during the crash?
A jetliner carrying 126 people caught fire after landing Tuesday at Miami International Airport when the front landing gear collapsed, before coming to rest in a grassy area beside the runway.
The fire followed the collapse of that landing gear on a Red Air flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue posted on Twitter that fire crews had placed the fire under control and were mitigating fuel spillage.
The plane collided with several objects after it veered off the runway, including a crane tower and a small building in the area, reported News 7.
Namita Singh22 June 2022 04:55
‘I thought I was going to die’
Passengers share the horrifying experience as they recounted the crash landing of their plane at Miami International Airport.
“I thought I was going to die,” Paola Garcia told 7 News. “All the windows were broken, and someone like, broke his leg and arm,” she said adding that she ran to the exit as soon as the plane came to a stop and made her way to the tarmac as black smoke billowed. “I started running and I jumped, and I thought it was going to explode.”
“I saw the fire, I saw the smoke. It was dark, actually,” said another fellow passenger Paolo Delgado. “Then there was like an apparent smell or something. People were like, screaming all around. I don’t know, like panic.”
Namita Singh22 June 2022 04:41
Plane evacuation criticalized by emergency manager
ICYMI: Steven Kuhr, took to Twitter to criticize the evacuation of the Red Air flight at Miami International Airport.
“Luggage and roller bags on the tarmac. Unacceptable. The evacuation needs to be evaluated by @NTSB,” said Mr Kuhr, whose Twitter bio says he is an emergency manager.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 04:36
Video shows terrified passengers fleeing Miami plane crash blaze
ICYMI: Passengers screamed and fled from the scene of a flaming plane crash at the Miami International Airport, video shows.
Just before 5:40pm on Tuesday, a Red Air flight arriving from the Dominican Republic had a landing gear failure upon arrival, sending a jet with 126 people sliding across runway nine at MIA.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 04:02
Latest picture of Miami airport crash
A Red Air plane that caught fire after the front landing gear collapsed upon landing is seen at Miami International Airport in Miami, after arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The remains of a radar tower can be seen wrapped around the plane’s wing.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 03:36
Plane carrying 126 people catches fire after landing gear collapses on Miami runway
ICYMI: A plane carrying 126 people caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport, according to officials.
The dramatic incident took place when a Red Air flight arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.
Authorities say that three people received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The remaining passengers were bussed from the site of the accident to the terminal.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 03:01
Plane took out radar tower during incident
The Red Air plane collided with several objects during the incident and steered off the runaway into the grassy area between the runway and taxiway, according to WSVN.
A radar tower that was in its path was taken out by the plane, with the debris of the tower visibly wrapped around the right wing of the aircraft.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 02:34
What is Red Air, the Dominican airline whose plane crash landed at the Miami airport?
Red Air is one of the region’s newest airlines. The company, which is based in the Dominican Republic, launched in the fall of 2021 — looking to challenge other cut-rate airlines by offering relatively affordable flights between the US and the Caribbean country.
Graeme Massie22 June 2022 02:02