Plane carrying 126 people catches fire after landing gear collapses on Miami runway

The plane carrying 126 people caught fire on the runway due to a landing gear collapse at Miami International Airport on the night of June 21. The incident left at least four people injured.

The Red Air plane carrying 126 people caught fire, flying from the Dominican Republic. When approaching the runway at Miami International Airport (USA) on June 21, the plane’s landing gear collapsed and caused a fire, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement. Videos and photos on social media show the fire being quickly extinguished.

Miami-Dade Aviation Department communications director Greg Chin said the incident left four of the 126 people on board with minor injuries and were taken to hospital.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate the incident.
RedAir, based in the Dominican Republic, is a new low-cost airline established by the end of 2021. On June 20, the airline announced it would add 20 weekly flights to the US, including 3 flights. daily between Miami and Santo Domingo (Dominican capital) starting July 25.

In October 2021, a twin-engine McDonnell Douglas MD-87 crashed and caught fire while taking off from Houston Executive Airport in Waller County, Texas. All 21 people on board survived and were not seriously injured.

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