Fire in plane landing at Miami airport leaves three injured
Images from the ‘Local 10’ channel showed plumes of black smoke rising from an area of the MIA shortly after 5.45pm local time and much of the fuselage of the aircraft and foam-covered floor watered by firefighters.
A forced landing caused the fire, affected communications tower and small building on the runway.
Three people were lightly injured in a fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon on a plane from the Dominican Republic, which landed at Miami International Airport (MIA), according to Miami-Dade County firefighters.
The plane, an LLC of the airline Red Air, caught fire after making a forced landing that, according to ‘7 News Miami’, caused the fire and affected a communications tower and a small building on the runway.
A total of 3 people have been transported to hospitals in the local area
Read Air Flight 203, with 150 people and 11 crew on board, reportedly had to make a hard landing around 5:30 p.m. local time due to landing gear problems.
Several county firefighters went to the scene and extinguished the fire.
“Firefighters have controlled the fire and are mitigating the fuel spill .
A total of 3 people have been transported to hospitals in the local area,” the body said on social media.