Miami plane fire: Plane crash landing at airport injures 3

The video shows the area around the plane doused with extinguishing chemicals.

MIAMI – A 126-passenger jet airliner catched fire after landing at Miami International Airport on Tuesday when the front landing gear collapsed, but no serious injuries were reported, authorities said.

The fire followed the collapse of that landing gear on a Red Air flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Miami-Dade Air Ministry spokesman Greg Chin said in an email to The Associated Press.

The MD-82 jetliner was carrying 126 people and three of them were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, he added. Other passengers were taken from the plane to the terminal by bus.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted that the fire department had the fire under control and mitigating the fuel spill.

Television news images showed that the plane appeared to have come to rest in the grass next to a runway and that the plane and an area around it appeared to have been doused in white fire-fighting chemicals. At least three fire engines were positioned nearby.

The airport experienced some flight delays Tuesday night, airport officials said in a tweet, adding that passengers have been instructed to check with the airlines for details. The tweet added that the collapse of the front landing gear in the plane’s nose appeared to be the cause of the fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board Posted that a team would arrive at the airport by Wednesday to investigate the fire.

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