Plane catches fire after crash-landing at Miami airport
At least three people have been hospitalized after a plane caught fire when it crash-landed at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
The Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic landed at the airport around 5:30 p.m. and sped through a transmission tower and a small building before coming to a stop on a lawn next to the runway, local news outlet WSVN reported.
Early indications are that the plane’s landing gear may be defective, the report said.
The aircraft was carrying 126 passengers and 11 crew members at the time of the crash.
Parts of the destroyed transmission tower could be seen on the plane’s right wing, which caught fire, the newspaper said.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames on site using foam trucks. The plane was evacuated and all passengers were captured.
At least three people suffered minor injuries, an airport spokesman told WPLG, but most on board appeared unharmed.