Miami plane crash: Passengers flee burning plane after it crashes onto runway
The pilot, who flew the plane from the Dominican Republic to Miami International Airport, was forced to make an emergency landing on the runway after the landing gear reportedly failed, according to local media
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Terrified passengers screamed and ran to eject from a plane after it burst into flames in a horror crash landing at Miami airport.
The plane was reportedly returning from the Dominican Republic to the international transit hub of Florida when the landing gear failed – forcing the pilot to emergency land the flight with 100 passengers.
In footage taken outside the plane, firefighters can be seen spraying foam over the plane in a desperate attempt to put out the fire.
But now, from the inside, video shows the terrifying moment as frenzied passengers rush through the plane and slide down the evacuation slide to get them to the safety of the runway.
Travelers can be heard screaming in Spanish as a flight attendant ushers them out the door.
After reaching the safe runway, the filming man turns to view the thick plumes of black smoke and flames rising from the rear of the aircraft.
Local WPLG reporter Janine Stanwood posted the video on Twitter today.
She wrote, “Video shows frantic moments as passengers disembark RedAir Flight 203 after landing gear collapsed and MIA was shot at… some using the evacuation slide.”
After landing, the plane reportedly struck a transmission tower and a small building before eventually landing on a lawn.
Twitter users said the passengers were able to exit the plane safely, with only a handful suffering minor injuries.
It is not clear whether the landing gear problem occurred in flight or when the plane landed.
US-based journalist Moshe Schwartz said on Twitter: “Reports of a plane arriving at Miami International Airport from Santo Domingo caught fire after its landing gear collapsed.
“Four people have reportedly suffered minor injuries after the landing gear of Red Air’s civilian plane collapsed and a fire broke out. There were 126 people on board, including 11 crew members.”
Twitter user @Duardy_Estrella shared images and video of the scene and said: “They told me that this plane carrying Dominicans and Venezuelans landed in Miami in an emergency.
“Apparently it had problems with the landing gear and landed on its underside. All safe, I’m told!”
In early June, a military plane crashed, killing all five US Marines on board.
A military plane has crashed in the United States, killing five people on board.
The crash occurred in the Imperial County area of California, United States, near Route 78.
The plane, which belonged to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, crashed at 12:25 p.m. local time.
It was initially reported that the plane might have been carrying nuclear material, but this was later denied by the military.
In a statement, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (MCAS Yuma) said, “We cannot confirm that a plane from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed near Glamis, CA.
“Military and civilian first responders are on site. Contrary to rumors circulating on social media, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft.”
San Diego air reporter Malik Earnest previously tweeted: “According to local reports, a military plane crashed in the Imperial County area of California.
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