Plane emergency at Miami International Airport
The dramatic incident took place when a Red Air flight arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade aviation department spokesperson Greg Chin.
Three people received minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining passengers were bussed from the site of the accident to the terminal.
The plane was arriving from Santo Domingo around 5.30pm when the incident took place.
It 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.
Red Air: A new airline heralded as tourism sector boost
Red Air, the airline whose flight crashed on Tuesday, is based in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. It has been conducting flights since late 2021.
The company began by flying charter flights between the Dominican Republic and Miami, and has authorisation for flights to Tampa, Florida; San José, Costa Rica; Medellín and Cartagena, Colombia; Panama; and Caracas, Venezuela.
Leaders in the Dominican Republic had celebrated the launch of the airline.
“With these flights, the country benefits from greater interconnection with the rest of the world. And of course, the tourism sector benefits directly, which is in its best moment, even surpassing pre-pandemic numbers,” president Luis Abinader said in December.
Namita Singh22 June 2022 09:30
ICYMI: Video shows terrified passengers fleeing after the crash
Just before 5.40pm on Tuesday, a Red Air flight arriving from the Dominican Republic had a landing gear failure upon arrival, sending a jet with 126 people sliding across runway nine at MIA.
The craft quickly caught fire, sending passengers running from the grounded jet, which was inbound from Santo Domingo.Some were filmed hustling away from the wreck, while others stopped to film the crash with their phones.
Many were seen hauling away luggage from the burning plane as emergency crews arrived.
Josh Marcus reports the details:
Namita Singh22 June 2022 08:27
Brother provides update on injured passenger: ‘It was crazy’
Edgar Rincon, the brother of one of the passengers, provided updates on his sister, who suffered a minor injury following the crash.
“She was very nervous. She got hit in the knee. It’s not broken, but she got an injury in the knee,” he told CBS News, adding that while she was hurt, she did not have to go to the hospital.
“She said it was crazy running out of it, running out of the aircraft, she lost her shoes and everything, and everyone was crazy there.”
Namita Singh22 June 2022 06:58
It’s a miracle more people were not hurt in crash, says aviation expert
Weighing in on the crash at Miami International Airport, aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS…