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https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/plane-catches-fire-at-miami-international-airport-after-crash-landing-at-least-3-hurt/

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A plane arriving from Santo Domingo at Miami International Airport caught fire after it made a crash landing, tearing through structures before coming to rest in a grassy area.

Red Air flight 203, with 126 people, including 11 crew members on board, made an emergency landing at around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, after something went wrong with the landing gear.

Dozens of first responders flooded the runway in emergency mode, as rush hour drivers on and near the busy 836 did double takes and then began shooting video, documenting and commenting on the danger.

“What happened here is a miracle,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Cava, who had landed on a separate flight from Philadelphia, came to the scene in the aftermath.

“Apparently a tire burst, and then it went back up and came back down, and the landing was so hard, that the entire landing apparatus was destroyed and the belly of the plane is on the ground,” said Levine Cava.

The plane collided with several objects and steered off the runaway, between the runway and the taxi way.

A crane tower that was standing in its path was taken out by the plane, along with a small building in the area. The tower could be seen wrapped around the right wing of the plane, where the fire also ignited.

Fire rescue crews responded to the scene and were able to quickly douse out the fire using foam trucks.

The plane was evacuated.

Those on board the plane appeared to be in good shape. However, according to Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue, three people suffered injuries. Two were transported to Jackson West Hospital and the third was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
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