Three people were injured Tuesday when an airplane caught fire after its landing gear collapsed at Miami International Airport, local emergency services said.
The landing gear in the nose of the aircraft collapsed and caught fire when Red Air flight 203 from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic arrived at Miami International Airport at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the airport said on Twitter.
“There were a total of 126 people on board. The fire has been extinguished and passengers will be bussed from the plane to the terminal,” a Miami International Airport spokesperson said in a statement to The Epoch Times.
“So far, three people are being transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Two outbound flights have been delayed so far.”
Red Air #203 from Santo Domingo had its landing gear in the nose of the plane collapse, which seems to have caused a fire. @MiamiDadeFire responded & extinguished the fire. Some flights have been delayed as a result. Please follow up with your airline for the latest flight info. pic.twitter.com/06Vs8WuqIB
— Miami Int’l Airport (@iflymia) June 21, 2022
Emergency Crews Respond
Miami Dade Fire and Rescue confirmed that they had the fire under control and three people were taken to the hospital.
“[Miami Dade Fire and Rescue] is on scene of an aircraft fire at [Miami International Airport],” the emergency service said on Twitter.
“Fire crews have placed the fire under control and are mitigating fuel spillage. All souls on board have been assessed for injuries. A total of 3 patients have been transported to local area hospitals.”
#MDFR is on scene of an aircraft fire at @iflyMIA. Fire crews have placed the fire under control and are mitigating fuel spillage. All souls on board have been assessed for injuries. A total of 3 patients have been transported to local area hospitals. pic.twitter.com/hMP68ncJ4s
— Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (@MiamiDadeFire) June 21, 2022
Videos circulating on social media show the aircraft with its collapsed landing gear on fire.
The Epoch Times reached out to Miami International Airport for further comment.