Miami airport crashes – live: Plane carrying 126 passengers catches fire after emergency landing at Florida airport

Flight emergency at Miami International Airport

A plane carrying 126 people a night caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

The dramatic incident occurred when a Red Air plane arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Miami-Dade aviation department spokesman Greg Chin said.

Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining passengers were bussed from the crash site to the terminal.

The plane arrived from Santo Domingo around 5:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.

It appeared to have come to rest near a grassy area next to the runway.

Some flights were delayed because of the fire, airport officials said.

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Brother gives update on injured passengers: ‘It was crazy’

Edgar Rincon, the brother of one of the passengers, gave updates on his sister, who suffered a minor injury after the crash.

“She was very nervous. She was hit in the knee. It’s not broken, but she got a knee injury,” he told CBS News, adding that while she was injured, she didn’t have to go to the hospital.

“She said it was crazy to run out of it, run off the plane, she lost her shoes and everything, and everyone was crazy there.”

Namita Singh22 Jun 2022 06:58

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It’s a miracle that more people weren’t hurt in crashes, aviation expert says

Aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it’s a miracle that several people weren’t injured in the crash.

“Absolutely, it seemed like… again I’m not entirely sure about the details of this flight… but it seemed that the pilots did a good job of keeping it all in one piece. To have it stopped so that the plane could be stopped in a position so that rescue equipment can access the aircraft, he says.

Pilots are trained to be calm in such situations, he added.

“We’re just hyper-focused. Our brain goes into flight mode. We are focused on the problem, focused on taking care of the solution as much as possible. Sometimes, if a mechanical part breaks, there’s really not much we can do.”

Namita Singh22 Jun 2022 06:38

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Miami-Dade County mayor arrives at the site

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed by fire and rescue crews after she arrived at the crash scene.

“Apparently a tire blew up and then it went back up and came back down and the landing was so hard that the entire landing gear was destroyed and the plane’s belly is on the ground,” Ms Cava told media when she confirmed that three people were injured in the crash.

Namita Singh22 Jun 2022 05:40

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NTSB sends investigators to crash site Wednesday

ICYMI: The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane was a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 and it says it will send a team of investigators to the scene of the incident Wednesday.

Graeme Massie22 Jun 2022 04:57

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What happened during the crash?

A jetliner with 126 people around the ground caught fire after landing Tuesday at Miami International Airport when the front landing gear collapsed before coming to rest in a grassy area next to the runway.

The fire followed the collapse of the landing gear of a Red Air plane arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue wrote on Twitter that firefighters had put the fire under control and mitigated fuel spils.

The plane collided with several objects after it veered off the runway, including a crane tower and a small building in the area, News 7 reported.

Namita Singh22 Jun 2022 04:55

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‘I thought I was going to die’

Passengers share the horrific experience as they recounted their plane’s emergency landing at Miami International Airport.

“I thought I was going to die,” Paola Garcia told 7 News. “All the windows were shattered and one broke her leg and arm,” she said, adding that she ran out to the exit as soon as the plane stopped and set out onto the tarmac as black smoke poured in. “I started running and I jumOg I thoughte, it would explode.”

A video shows a plane at Miami International Airport after an emergency landing, in this screen grab obtained by Reuters

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“I saw the fire, I saw the smoke. It was actually dark,” said 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 Jun 2022 04:41

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Aircraft evacuation criticized by emergency manager

ICYMI: Steven Kuhr, took to Twitter to criticize the evacuation of the Red Air plane at Miami International Airport.

“Luggage and roller bags on the asphalt. Unacceptable. The evacuation must be evaluated by @NTSB“Said Mr. Kuhr, whose Twitter bio says he’s the emergency manager.

Graeme Massie22 Jun 2022 04:36

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Video shows terrified passengers fleeing Miami plane crash

ICYMI: Passengers screamed and fled the scene of a blazing plane crash at Miami International Airport, video shows.

Just before 5:40 p.m. tuesday, a Red Air plane arriving from the Dominican Republic had a landing gear failure upon arrival, sending a jet plane carrying 126 people gliding across runway nine at MIA.

Graeme Massie22 Jun 2022 04:02

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Latest image of Miami airport accident

A Red Air plane that caught fire after the front landing gear collapsed upon landing is seen at Miami International Airport in Miami following arrival from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, tuesday, June 21, 2022. The remains of a radar tower can be seen wrapped around the wing of the aircraft.

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Graeme Massie22 Jun 2022 03:36

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Plane carrying 126 people on the ground catches fire after landing gear collapses on Miami’s 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 occurred when a Red Air plane arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.

Authorities say three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The remaining passengers were bussed from the scene of the accident to the terminal.

Graeme Massie22 Jun 2022 03:01

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