And the plane caught fire when the landing gear “fell” at Miami Airport; Authorities said three people were taken to hospital.


Three people were injured when one of the plane’s landing wheels fell and the plane caught fire on Tuesday, a spokesman for Miami International Airport said.

Miami plane fire
This photo, released by the Miami Tate Fire and Rescue Department, shows the Miami Tate Fire and Rescue team at work at the crash site at Miami International Airport on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The plane, carrying 126 people, caught fire after landing, authorities say. . There were no serious injuries at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

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The FAA said landing gear “fell” when a Red Air flight from Los America International Airport in the Dominican Republic approached the runway Tuesday night. The problem of the landing gear was the cause of the fire.

There were 126 people on board, and three were hospitalized with minor injuries, said Greg Chen, director of communications for the Miami-Tate Aviation Department. The other passengers were taken to the bus station.

Chen said videos posted online showed the flames were then put out.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board are investigating the accident.



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