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Airplane emergency at Miami International Airport

A plane with 126 aboard caught fire on Tuesday when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport.

The dramatic incident happened when a Red Air flight arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.

Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining passengers were transported by bus from the accident site to the terminal.

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

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

Some flights were delayed by the fire, airport officials said.

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Video shows terrified passengers fleeing Miami plane

Just before 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, a Red Air flight arriving from the Dominican Republic had a landing gear malfunction on arrival, causing a jet carrying 126 people to skid over runway nine at MIA.

The craft quickly caught fire, causing passengers to run away from the grounded plane, which was arriving from Santo Domingo.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 02:00

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Fire breaks out when plane’s landing gear breaks on landing in Miami

A plane with 126 on board caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport, officials said.

The dramatic incident happened when a Red Air flight arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.

According to authorities, three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. The other passengers were taken by bus from the accident site to the terminal.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 00:30

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Summary: What is Red Air?

A plane carrying 126 passengers caught fire on Tuesday when its landing gear collapsed at Miami International Airport, displacing passengers and leaving many observers wondering which airline was operating the flight.

Red Air is one of the newest airlines in the region. The Dominican Republic-based company launched in Fall 2021 and aims to challenge other discounted airlines by offering relatively affordable flights between the US and the Caribbean country.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 23:15

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NTSB launches crash probe in Miami as survivors speak out

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive at Miami International Airport Wednesday to begin their investigation into a Red Air flight after its landing gear collapsed on the runway, causing it to crash.

“NTSB is sending a team of investigators to Miami after today’s equipment collapse and runway excursion of an MD-82 jetliner at Miami International Airport,” the investigation agency responsible for civilian transportation accidents wrote Tuesday evening, just hours after 5:40 p.m. incident that caused RED Air Flight 203 to go up in smoke.

That reports Johanna Chisholm.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 22:15

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‘I thought I was going to die’

Passengers share the horrific experience as they recount 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 broken, and someone like that broke his leg and arm,” she said, adding that she ran for the exit as soon as the plane came to a stop and headed for 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 actually dark,” said another fellow passenger Paolo Delgado. “Then there was an apparent smell or something. People were like, screaming all around. I don’t know, panic.”

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 21:30

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Pregnant woman among injured

A total of seven people, including a pregnant woman, were injured on Tuesday during a rough landing that saw a plane catch fire at Miami International Airport, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

A RED Air spokesperson said five people were released from hospital and two others remained in hospital on Wednesday morning, including the pregnant woman, although they are expected to be released later in the day.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 8:45 PM

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Miami mayor informed ‘tyre rupture’ and landing gear ‘destroyed’

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was notified by fire and rescue services after arriving at the crash site.

“Apparently there was a tire burst, and then it went up and down again, and the landing was so hard that the entire landing gear was destroyed and the belly of the plane is on the ground,” Ms Cava told media at the time. she confirmed that three people were injured in the crash.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 20:00

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Miami airport passenger posts video about taxiing past crashed plane

Twitter user @findmory posted a video of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s response to the emergency landing of the Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic as its own flight taxied past the wreckage.

There is extensive damage to the nose of the aircraft from where it hit the runway after the landing gear collapsed.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 19:30

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What is the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, the plane that crashed in Miami on Tuesday?

At about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 that had taken off from the Dominican Republic, home of the newly founded airline RED Air, caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a medium-sized, medium-sized jet aircraft manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. Since its inception in 1979, it has been used by dozens of airlines around the world, serving major customers such as Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Swissair.

American Airlines was the first major U.S. airline to use the aircraft and began leasing 20 of McDonnell Douglas’ 142-seat aircraft in 1982. In the early 2000s, the airline announced that it would be retiring and replacing all of its MD-80s. with the more fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800s. American Airlines’ last MD-80 flight flew on September 4, 2019.

As of May 2022, 148 MD-80 series aircraft were in service, including USA Jet Airlines, which has a total of 18 of the aircraft, and Canadian Airways Congo, which has two of the jets in service, in addition to several from other carriers with smaller fleets.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, the database has documented 88 accidents involving the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 since 1979, resulting in 1,446 deaths.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 19:00

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RED Air Mechanic Describes ‘Shocking’ Landing

A 36-year-old RED Air mechanic interviewed by the Miami Herald gave his first impressions of the plane’s landing on Tuesday evening, which he describes as a “hard landing.”

Hector Dejesus, an airline-employed worker and a former Dominican military aviation mechanic, first told a reporter from the Florida-based outlet that he thought there may have been pilot error when landing.

“I think it was a hard landing. We always do maintenance. I think that was it,” he told the… Miami Herald† “I’m in shock. I would see things like this in the Air Force.”

An investigation into the crash is being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, which told reporters it would dispatch a team of investigators to the scene on Wednesday.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 22, 2022 18:30

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