Emergency plane at Miami International Airport
A pregnant woman was reportedly among seven passengers injured when a panel 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 runway around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and came to a stop short of the runway.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, while the remaining passengers were taken by bus from the crash site to the terminal. In total, seven passengers were injured, including a pregnant woman, the airline RED Air later confirmed to local media.
Praising the pilot for making sure the plane “stopped in a position where rescue teams could access the plane,” aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it was a miracle more people weren’t injured.
Meanwhile, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation into the incident, as they try to determine what caused the landing gear to collapse.
NTSB launches investigation into Miami crash as survivors speak out
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive at Miami International Airport on Wednesday to begin their investigation of a Red Air flight after its landing gear collapsed on the runway, causing it to crash.
“NTSB is dispatching a team of investigators to Miami following the train collapse and runway run of an MD-82 airliner at Miami International Airport,” the investigative agency responsible for the accidents wrote Tuesday night. of civil transportation, just hours after the 5:40 pm incident that turned RED Air Flight 203 into smoke.
johanna chisholm reports:
Oliver O’Connell23 June 2022 15:30
‘I thought I was going to die’
Passengers share the horrific experience as they recount the crash landing of their plane at Miami International Airport.
“I thought I was going to die,” Paola Garcia told 7 News. “All the windows were broken, and someone broke their leg and arm,” she said, adding that she ran for the exit as soon as the plane stopped and headed for the runway as black smoke billowed. “I started running and jumped, and I thought I was going to explode.”
“I saw the fire, I saw the smoke. Actually, it was dark,” said another passenger, Paolo Delgado. “So there was like an apparent smell or something. People were like, screaming everywhere. I don’t know, like panic.”
Oliver O’Connell23 June 2022 15:00
Pregnant among the seven wounded
Seven people were injured in the forced landing at Miami International Airport, a Red Air Flight spokesperson told Local10 News in a statement Wednesday.
The number is four more than Miami-Dade aviation department spokesman Greg Chin confirmed to reporters after Tuesday’s crash.
Red Air said that while five of the people who were hospitalized for the crash had been released, two others, including a pregnant woman, were expected to be released Wednesday night or Thursday.
Gino Spocchia23 June 2022 14:30
It’s a miracle more people haven’t been injured in accidents, says aviation expert
Commenting on the accident at Miami International Airport, aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News that it’s a miracle more people weren’t injured in the plane crash.
“Absolutely, it seemed…again, I’m not exactly sure of the details of this flight…but it seemed like the pilots did a good job of keeping it all in one piece. Stop it so the plane can stop in a position where the rescue team can access the plane,” he said.
Pilots are trained to be calm in such situations, he added.
“We’re just hyper-focused. Our brain goes into flight mode. We are focused on the problem, focused on taking care of the solution as much as we can. Sometimes if a mechanical part breaks, there really isn’t much we can do.”
Oliver O’Connell23 June 2022 14:00
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 down the runway before coming to rest on the grassy area, while Namita Singh | reports:
Gino Spocchia23 June 2022 13:30
Miami airport passenger posts a video rolling next to a wrecked plane
Twitter user @findmory posted a video of the Miami-Dade Fire Department’s response to the forced landing of the Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic as their own flight passed by the wreckage.
Extensive damage can be seen to the nose of the aircraft from where it impacted the runway after the landing gear collapsed.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 12:45
Pregnant woman among the wounded
A total of seven people, including a pregnant woman, were injured Tuesday during a forced landing that caused a plane to catch fire at Miami International Airport, the airline confirmed Wednesday.
According to a RED Air spokesperson, five people have been released from hospital and two others remained hospitalized as of Wednesday morning, including the pregnant woman, although they are expected to be released later in the day.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 12:00
Miami Mayor reported ‘burst tire’ and ‘destroyed’ landing craft
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was briefed by fire and rescue services personnel after she arrived at the crash site.
“Apparently, a tire blew out, and then it went back up and went down again, and the landing was so hard that the entire landing gear was destroyed and the belly of the plane is on the ground,” Cava told the media, confirming that three people were injured in the crash.
Oliver O’Connell23 June 2022 10:30
Passengers flee plane after fire at Miami airport
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after landing gear failure caused it to slide down a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday night (June 21).
Passengers flee plane after fire at Miami airport
A plane carrying 126 people caught fire after landing gear failure caused it to slide down a runway at Miami International Airport on Tuesday night (June 21). The Red Air flight, which had traveled to Florida from the Dominican Republic, quickly burst into flames. and sent passengers running from the aircraft. Three people suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The Miami-Dade Fire Department said it brought the fire under control and mitigated the fuel spill. Click here to subscribe to our newsletters.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 23, 2022 09:00
Webcam Live Stream Captures Plane Crash
PTZtv’s Miami airport camera showed the plane skidding down the runway before coming to rest in the grassy area.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue first responders could be seen arriving at the crash site as soon as the plane, which was carrying 126 passengers, came to a stop.
In video shared with CBS News, at least three fire units were seen approaching the Red Air flight as black smoke from the fire billowed into the sky.
Read the details in this report:
Namita Singh |June 23, 2022 08:12