An aircraft carrying 126 passengers set itself ablaze after it touched down at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
The incident occurred after the landing gear collapsed on a Red Air plane arriving in Santo Domingo from Dominican Republic. Greg Chin, spokesman for Miami-Dade Aviation Department, stated that it was reported by The Associated Press.
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He said that the MD-82 aircraft was carrying 126 passengers. Three of these were admitted to hospital with minor injuries. Others were bused from the aircraft to the terminal.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted that firefighters had brought the fire under control, and they were reducing fuel loss.
TV news images showed the plane appeared to have come to rest in grass beside a runway and that the aircraft and an area all around it were apparently doused with white firefighters’ chemicals. There were at least three firefighting cars nearby.
Officials at the airport reported that there were flight delays on Tuesday night. Passengers were also instructed to contact their airlines for more information. Tweets stated that fire was caused by the plane’s nose landing gear collapsing.
National Transportation Safety Board stated that they would send a team to inspect the incident at the airport on Wednesday.
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This article was contributed by the Associated Press
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