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Latest plane crash in Miami: ‘Miracle no longer damaged’ says aviation expert, while NTSB investigates budget airline

Written by Javed Iqbal

Flight emergency at Miami International Airport

A plane with 126 people broke into flames when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

The dramatic incident took place when a Red Air plane arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.

Three people were slightly injured and were taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining passengers were driven by buses from the accident site to the terminal.

Aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News that it was a miracle that more people were not injured, praising the pilot for making sure the plane “stopped in a position so rescue equipment could access the plane”.

Meanwhile, investigators from The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the incident as they try to determine what caused the landing gear to collapse.

The plane arrived from Santo Domingo around 5.30pm when the incident took place.

It appeared to have calmed down near a grassy area next to the runway.

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Miami Mayor informed of ‘tire blown’ and landing gear ‘destroyed’

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed by fire and rescue service personnel after she arrived at the scene.

“Apparently a tire exploded and then it went up again and fell down again and the landing was so hard that the whole landing gear was destroyed and the plane’s belly is on the ground,” Cava told the media when she confirmed that three people were coming to injury in the accident.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 10:30 AM

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Passengers flee the plane after it caught fire at Miami Airport

A plane with 126 people caught fire, after a failure in the landing gear caused it to slide over a runway at. Miami International Airport Tuesday night (June 21).

Passengers flee the plane after it caught fire at Miami Airport

A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after a failure in the landing gear caused it to slip over a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday night (June 21). The Red Air plane, which was traveling to Florida from the Dominican Republic, quickly burst into flames and sent passengers fleeing the plane. Three people sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they had the fire under control and reduced fuel waste.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 at 09.00

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Live webcam stream captures the plane crash

PTZtvs Miami Airport Cam showed the plane gliding through the asphalt before stopping in the grassy area.

First-aiders from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue could be seen reaching the scene of the crash as soon as the plane with 126 passengers stopped.

In the video shared with CBS News, at least three firefighters were seen approaching the Red Air flight as black smoke from the fire billowed into the sky.

Read the details of this report:

Namita Singh |23 June 2022 08:12

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RED Air mechanic describes ‘shocking’ landing

A 36-year-old mechanic from the RED Air interview by the Miami Herald on Tuesday night gave his first impression of the plane’s landing, which he describes as a “hard landing”.

Hector Dejesus, an employee of the airline and a former Dominican military aviation mechanic, first told a reporter from the Florida-based sale that he thought there might be a pilot error in the landing.

‘I suppose it was a hard landing. We perform maintenance all the time. I suppose that was it, “he said Miami Herald. “I’m in shock. I wanted to see something like that in the Air Force.”

An investigation into the crash is being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, which told reporters they would send a team of investigators to the scene on Wednesday.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 at 07.00

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Passengers on board the crashed plane describe a ‘scary’ scene

A passenger who was aboard the RED Air Flight 203 when it crashed at Miami International Airport described a “scary” scene to the local news media. Miami Herald.

“People were very scared,” said Mauricio Davis, who was on his way back from Venezuela and snatched a connecting flight from Santo Domingo to Miami.

“People grabbed the seats to avoid spinning around,” he added, noting that when the 126 passengers traveling on board realized there was a fire, they collectively began to scream in panic.

Read more from Miami Herald here.

Oliver O’Connell23 June 2022 05:01

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Watch: Red Air Flight 203 passengers share footage of their flight

One of the passengers traveling aboard the Red Air Flight 203 from Santo Domingo to Miami on Tuesday afternoon filmed the frightening moments before he and other passengers made an emergency exit down the plane’s evacuation slide.

Paolo Delgado, who shared his cell phone footage with CBS Austin’s John-Carlos Estrada, can be seen fleeing the crashed plane while passengers in front and behind him are heard in a hurry trying to get off the smoking passenger plane.

As Mr. Delgado descends the emergency slide, a black flag of smoke can be seen hovering from the plane from which he fled just seconds ago.

The footage shows that some passengers had stopped to collect luggage, including suitcases on wheels, before leaving the plane, against the rules of evacuation in an emergency.

See the whole clip below:

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 3:30 p.m.

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Video shows frightened passengers fleeing Miami planes

Just before At 5.40pm on Tuesday, a Red Air plane arriving from the Dominican Republic had a landing gear failure on arrival, sending a jet with 126 people gliding across runway 9 at the MIA.

The vessel quickly caught fire and sent passengers running from the grounded jet, which was en route from Santo Domingo.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 02:00

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Panic as fire breaks out as the plane’s landing gear breaks on landing in Miami

A plane with 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 plane arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, said Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin.

Authorities said three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. The remaining passengers were taken by bus from the accident site to the terminal.

Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 at 00:30

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Recap: What is Red Air?

ONE fly with 126 passengers trapped fire when its landing gear failed at Miami International Airport Tuesday, leaving passengers on the run from the plane, and many observers wondered about the airline making the flight.

Red Air is one of the region’s newest airlines. The company, which is based in Dominican Republic, launched in the fall of 2021 – seeks to challenge other low-cost airlines by offering relatively affordable flights between the United States and the Caribbean.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 23:15

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NTSB launches Miami crash probe while survivors speak out

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive at Miami International Airport Wednesday to begin their investigation of a Red Air flight after its landing gear collapsed on the runway and caused it to crash.

NTSB sends a team of investigators to Miami after today’s gear collapse and runway excursion of an MD-82 jetliner at Miami International Airport, “the investigating agency responsible for civilian transport accidents wrote on Tuesday night, just a few hours after the incident at 5.40pm, which sent RED Air Flight 203 into smoke.

That’s what Johanna Chisholm says.

Oliver O’Connell22 June 2022 22:15

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