MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A plane arriving from Santo Domingo at Miami International Airport caught on fire after it made a crash landing, tearing through a communications tower and a small building.
The Red Air civilian transport aircraft made an emergency landing at around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, after attempting to land at the airport.
About 140 people and 11 crew members, were on board the plane.
The plane collided with several objects and steered off the runaway into the grassy area between the runway and the taxi way.
A communications tower that was standing there was taken out by the plane, along with a small building in the area. The communication tower is seen wrapped around the right wing of the plane, where the fire also happened.
Crews responded to the scene and were able to quickly douse out the fire.
The plane has been evacuated.
Those on board the plane appeared to be in good shape. However, according to reports, apparently four 4 people have minor injuries, two of whom were transported to the hospital.
It’s unclear if problems with the landing gear happened before or when it landed.
The runways on the 836 on the south side of the airport on runway 9 and 27 are currently closed.
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