September 28, 2022
Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries Tuesday after part of a plane arriving from the Dominican Republic caught fire as it landed at Miami International Airport in Florida, officials said.

Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries Tuesday after part of a plane arriving from the Dominican Republic caught fire as it landed at Miami International Airport in Florida, officials said.

The landing gear of Red Air Flight 203 from Santo Domingo collapsed when the plane touched down at 5:30 p.m., causing a fire that was then extinguished by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, airport officials reported on social media.

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The plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 jetliner, carried a total of 126 passengers. Those aboard were safely evacuated and bussed to the terminal, the airport’s communications director, Greg Chin, told the Associated Press. The three injured were taken to area hospitals.

Flights were delayed at the airport following the fire, including at least two being delayed around the area in which the Red Air flight landed, according to CNN. Passengers at the airport were instructed to reach out to their airlines for the status of their flights.

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The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet that a team was being sent to help investigate the incident and that investigators were expected to arrive Wednesday.

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