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.
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.
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Passengers flee crash site as firefighters tackle blaze
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Miami firefighters tackle blaze
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