Three people were injured when a plane’s landing gear collapsed and the plane caught fire on Tuesday, a Miami International Airport spokesman said.
As the Red Air flight, which arrived from Las Américas International Airport in the Dominican Republic, approached the runway Tuesday evening, the landing gear “collapsed”, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The problem with the landing gear caused the fire.
Erika Benitez of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said officials responding to the scene discovered one of the wings was on fire. Foam trucks were used to extinguish the flames.
There were 126 people on board and three were taken to hospital with minor injuries, said Greg Chin, director of communications for the Miami-Dade Department of Aviation. The rest of the passengers were transported by bus to the terminal.
Videos posted online showed the flames, which have since been extinguished, Chin said.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. Red Air said in a statement that the Dominican Civil Aeronautics Institute would also investigate.