Miami plane crash – live: Aircraft of 126 crash lands at International Airport as video captures passengers fleeing

Miami plane crash – live: Aircraft of 126 crash lands at International Airport as video captures passengers fleeing

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, 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.

The plane was arriving from Santo Domingo at around 5.30pm when the incident took place.

The plane 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.

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“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.”

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

(Reuters)

“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 SinghJune 22, 2022 04:41

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Plane evacuation criticized by emergency manager

ICYMI: Steven Kuhr, took to Twitter to criticse 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 @NTSBsaid Mr Kuhr, whose Twitter bio says he is an emergency manager.

Graeme MassieJune 22, 2022 04:36

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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 Jun 2022 04:02

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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.

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Graeme MassieJune 22, 2022 03:36

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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 MassieJune 22, 2022 03:01

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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 MassieJune 22, 2022 02:34

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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 MassieJune 22, 2022 02:02

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Passengers flee crash site as firefighters tackle blaze

Passengers from the Red Air flight grabbed their bags and ran from the scene of the crash, dramatic social media videos show.

Graeme MassieJune 22, 2022 01:26

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Miami firefighters tackle blaze

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took to Twitter and posted details of the dramatic incident.

Graeme MassieJune 22, 2022 01:19

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