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Plane crash-lands at Miami Airport and bursts into flames after landing gear fails

After its front landing gear failed, a plane carrying 126 passengers caught on fire at Miami International Airport.

Red Air was flying from Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. It skidded along the runway and ripped through a communications tower before coming to a halt on the grass.

Images and videos shared via social media showed the MD-82 plane’s nose broken and a fire underneath its left wing.

Passengers can be seen running to safety by walking along the plane’s right wing.


Three people were admitted to the hospital for minor injuries.

Television news images showed that the plane was seen to have stopped beside a runway. The aircraft and surrounding area were also apparently doused in white firefighters’ chemicals.

Three firefighting vehicles were located nearby.

Miami: More

Paola Garcia said CBS Miami that she thought she was going to death. “I was hugging an elderly man who was next to me. It was terrible.

“We were moving side to side, and all the windows felt like breaks. Then everything was fine. The people started running and running, and I liked jumping and starting running because there was fire.

Officials from the airport stated in a tweet that the cause of the fire was the apparent collapse of the front landing gear at the nose of aircraft.

On Twitter, the National Transportation Safety Board stated that they would be investigating the fire.


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