Not less than three folks have been hospitalized after an airplane caught fireplace when it landed at Miami Worldwide Airport on Tuesday, June 21.
The Pink Air flight from the Dominican Republic touched down on the airport at about 5:30 p.m. and tore by way of a communications tower and a small constructing earlier than stopping in a grassy space beside the runway, native outlet WSVN reported.
The touchdown gear on the aircraft malfunctioned and fell off in the course of the touchdown, officers stated.
The aircraft was carrying 126 passengers and 11 crew members on the time of the crash.
Components of the smashed-up communications tower could possibly be seen on the aircraft’s proper wing, which caught fireplace.
Three folks have been injured and brought to native hospitals, based on Miami-Dade Hearth Rescue.
A video shared on-line reveals passengers screaming in terror as they rushed out of the burning aircraft.
“What occurred here’s a miracle,” stated Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who had landed on the airport on a separate flight.
“Apparently a tire burst, after which it went again up and got here again down, and the touchdown was so onerous, that the complete touchdown equipment was destroyed and the stomach of the aircraft is on the bottom.”
One passenger, Paola Garcia, informed the station “I assumed I used to be going to die.
“All of the home windows have been damaged, and somebody, like, broke his leg and arm. Horrible. The aircraft was like leaping and leaping and leaping.”
He added: “I began operating and I jumped, and I assumed it was going to blow up.”
One other passenger, Paolo Delgado, stated he noticed the fireplace and the smoke earlier than he stated he began to odor one thing.
“Individuals have been like, screaming throughout. I don’t know, like panic,” stated Delgado.
The Nationwide Transit Security Board stated it will likely be on the airport Wednesday morning.
Watch a video from the scene under…
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