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Airplane Emergency at Miami International Airport
A pregnant woman was reportedly among seven passengers injured when a window carrying 126 people caught fire when its landing gear collapsed on the runway at Miami International Airport.
The flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, crashed into the tarmac around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, coming to a halt near the runway.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the remaining passengers were transported by bus from the site of the accident at the terminal. A total of seven passengers were reportedly injured, including a pregnant woman, airline RED Air later confirmed to local media.
Praising the pilot for ensuring the plane “stops in a position that allows lifesaving equipment to access the plane,” aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it was a miracle that more people were not injured.
Meanwhile, National Transportation Safety Board investigators have launched an investigation into the incident, as they try to determine what caused the landing gear to collapse.
A pregnant woman among seven injured
Seven people were injured in the crash landing at Miami International Airport, a Red Air Flight spokesperson told Local10 News in a statement on Wednesday.
The number is four more than Miami-Dade Department of Aviation spokesman Greg Chin confirmed to reporters following Tuesday’s accident.
Red Air said that while five of those hospitalized by the accident had been released, two others – including a pregnant woman – were to be released by Wednesday evening or Thursday.
Gino SpocchiaJune 23, 2022 2:30 p.m.
It’s a miracle more people haven’t been injured in a crash, says aviation expert
Weighing in on the crash at Miami International Airport, aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it’s a miracle more people weren’t injured in the plane crash.
“Absolutely, it looked like…again, I’m not exactly sure of the details of this theft…but it looked like the pilots had done a good job of keeping it all in one piece. To stop it so that the aircraft can be stopped in a position allowing lifesaving equipment to access the aircraft,” he said.
Pilots are trained to be calm in such situations, he added.
“We are just super focused. Our brain goes into flight mode. We focus on the problem, we focus on finding the solution as much as possible. Sometimes if a mechanical part breaks there really isn’t much we can do.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 2:00 p.m.
The webcam captured the moment the plane crashed
A webcam that was live at the time of the Miami plane crash captured the moment a RED Air plane crashed and caught fire on a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
PTZtv’s Miami airport camera showed the plane skidding on the tarmac before coming to rest in the grassy area, as Namita Sing reports:
Gino SpocchiaJune 23, 2022 1:30 p.m.
Miami airport passenger posts video driving past crashed plane
Twitter user @findmory posted a video of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s response to the crash landing of the Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic as his own flight taxied past the wreckage.
Much damage can be seen on the nose of the aircraft from where it struck the runway after the landing gear collapsed.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 12:45 p.m.
Pregnant woman among the wounded
A total of seven people, including a pregnant woman, were injured on Tuesday in a hard landing that set a plane on fire at Miami International Airport, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for RED Air said five people were discharged from hospital and two others remained hospitalized Wednesday morning, including the pregnant woman, although they are expected to be discharged later in the day.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 12:00
Miami mayor informed of ‘tire burst’ and landing craft ‘destroyed’
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed by fire and rescue personnel after arriving at the scene of the crash.
“Apparently a tire burst and then it went up and down and the landing was so hard that the whole landing gear was destroyed and the belly of the plane is on the ground,” Ms. Cava to the media confirming that three people were injured in the crash.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 10:30 a.m.
Passengers flee plane after it catches fire at Miami airport
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after a landing gear failure caused it to slide on a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday evening (June 21).
Passengers flee plane after it catches fire at Miami airport
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after a landing gear failure caused it to slide on a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday evening (June 21). The Red Air flight, which had traveled to Florida from the Dominican Republic, quickly caught fire. and sent passengers fleeing the plane. Three people were slightly injured and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 09:00
Live webcam feed captures plane crash
PTZtv’s Miami airport camera showed the plane skidding on the tarmac before coming to rest in the grassy area.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue first responders could be seen reaching the crash site as soon as the plane, carrying 126 passengers, came to rest.
In the video shared with CBS News, at least three fire units were seen approaching the Red Air flight as black smoke from the blaze billowed into the sky.
Read the details in this report:
Namita SingJune 23, 2022 8:12 a.m.
RED Air mechanic describes ‘shocking’ landing
A 36-year-old RED Air mechanic interviewed by the Miami Herald gave his first impressions of the plane landing Tuesday night, which he described as a “hard landing.”
Hector Dejesus, an employee of the airline and a former Dominican military aviation mechanic, first told a Florida-based media reporter that he thought there may have been pilot error during the landing.
“I guess it was a hard landing. We do maintenance all the time. I guess that was it,” he told the Miami Herald. “I’m in shock. I would see things like this in the Air Force.
An investigation into the crash is being led by the National Transportation Safety Board, which told reporters it would send a team of investigators to the incident site on Wednesday.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 07:00
Passenger on crashed flight describes ‘scary’ scene
A passenger who was on board RED Air Flight 203 when it crashed at Miami International Airport described a ‘scary’ scene to local media The Miami Herald.
“People were very scared,” said Mauricio Davis, who was returning from Venezuela and boarding a connecting flight in Santo Domingo for Miami.
“People were gripping the seats so they wouldn’t turn over,” he added, noting that when the 126 passengers traveling on board realized there was a fire, they collectively started screaming in panic.
Learn more about the Miami Herald here.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 05:01