On Tuesday evening, a plane carrying over 100 people from the Dominican Republic crash-landed at Miami International Airport (MIA).
Local news WSVN reports Red Air Flight 203’s landing gear collapsed upon landing at MIA around 1730 ET. Here’s the moment the plane crashed:
🇺🇸 — VIDEO UPDATE: The moment the Red Air plane carrying 126 passengers crash landed earlier at Miami international airport. As reported, only 3 people were transported to the hospital and are being treated for minor injuries.
— Belaaz News (@TheBelaaz) June 22, 2022
WSVN said 140 people and 11 crew members were on board when the plane collided with a communications/radar tower on the ground and skidded off the runway, instantly bursting into flames.
— _💪🏻💪🏻 (@_D_190) June 21, 2022
Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue (MDFR) tweeted they arrived at the scene and quickly “placed the fire under control.”
“All souls on board have been assessed for injuries. A total of 3 patients have been transported to local area hospitals,” MDFR said.
#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
An airport spokesperson said multiple flights had been delayed, and two of the airport’s four runways were closed.