Airplane Emergency at Miami International Airport
A pregnant woman was reportedly among seven passengers injured when a window 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 tarmac around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, coming to a halt near the runway.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the remaining passengers were transported by bus from the site of the accident at the terminal. A total of seven passengers were reportedly injured, including a pregnant woman, airline RED Air later confirmed to local media.
Praising the pilot for ensuring the plane “stops in a position that allows lifesaving equipment to access the plane,” aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it was a miracle that more people were not injured.
Meanwhile, National Transportation Safety Board investigators have launched an investigation into the incident, as they try to determine what caused the landing gear to collapse.
The NTSB has yet to complete the crash site investigation.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in an update to its investigation into the Red Air flight crash that there were 130 passengers and 10 crew on board the plane.
The flight experienced “a gear meltdown and runway excursion accident” followed by a fire, the NTSB said Wednesday.
The agency said that despite a fire engulfing part of the plane, investigators were able to recover the voice recorder and flight data recorder.
“Once the aircraft is fueled and NTSB investigators complete documentation of the site, the aircraft will be moved to another location for further examination,” the agency added.
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The webcam showed five fire units
Webcam video of the RED Air crash showed three fire units approaching the crashed plane and black smoke from the blaze billowed into the sky.
The 2-minute, 12-second edited video, which was shared with CBS News, ended with a firefighting unit standing next to the wreckage of Red Air Flight 203, with that side blacked out by the accident.
As Namita Sing reports, the plane remains on the runway nearly a day after the incident, which caused more than a hundred passengers to flee from the airliner’s steaming cabin:
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The aircraft model ceased to be manufactured in 1999
The RED Air flight that crashed in Miami on Tuesday was previously owned by LASER Airlines, based in Caracas, Venezuela, according to reports.
McDonnell Douglas aircraft was a line of aircraft manufactured until 1999, when the company ceased to be America’s leading aerospace manufacturer.
Delta Airlines stopped flying McDonnell Douglas planes in June 2020, although the carrier retained a fleet of planes designed by McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s at that time, it was reported.
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NTSB launches Miami crash investigation as survivors speak out
National Transportation Safety Board investigators were due to arrive at Miami International Airport on Wednesday to begin their investigation into a Red Air flight after its landing gear collapsed on the runway and caused it to crash.
“The NTSB is sending a team of investigators to Miami following today’s train meltdown and the runway excursion of an MD-82 airliner at Miami International Airport,” it said. writes the investigation agency responsible for civilian transport accidents on Tuesday evening, only a few hours after 5:40 p.m. incident that sent RED Air Flight 203 up in smoke.
Johanna Chisholm reports:
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“I thought I was going to die”
Passengers share the horrifying 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 smashed, and someone like that broke their leg and arm,” she said, adding that she ran for the exit as soon as the plane came to a stop. and headed for the tarmac as black smoke billowed. “I started running and I jumped, and I thought it was going to explode.”
“I saw the fire, I saw the smoke. It was dark, actually,” said another passenger, Paolo Delgado. “Then there was like an apparent smell or something. People were like, screaming all around. I don’t know, like panic.
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A pregnant woman among seven injured
Seven people were injured in the crash landing at Miami International Airport, a Red Air Flight spokesperson told Local10 News in a statement on Wednesday.
The number is four more than Miami-Dade Department of Aviation spokesman Greg Chin confirmed to reporters following Tuesday’s accident.
Red Air said that while five of those hospitalized by the accident had been released, two others – including a pregnant woman – were to be released by Wednesday evening or Thursday.
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It’s a miracle more people haven’t been injured in a crash, says aviation expert
Weighing in on the crash at Miami International Airport, aviation expert Scott Harrington told CBS News it’s a miracle more people weren’t injured in the plane crash.
“Absolutely, it looked like…again, I’m not exactly sure of the details of this theft…but it looked like the pilots had done a good job of keeping it all in one piece. To stop it so that the aircraft can be stopped in a position allowing lifesaving equipment to access the aircraft,” he said.
Pilots are trained to be calm in such situations, he added.
“We are just super focused. Our brain goes into flight mode. We focus on the problem, we focus on finding the solution as much as possible. Sometimes if a mechanical part breaks there really isn’t much we can do.
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The 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 on the tarmac before coming to rest in the grassy area, as Namita Sing reports:
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Miami airport passenger posts video driving past crashed plane
Twitter user @findmory posted a video of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s response to the crash landing of the Red Air flight from the Dominican Republic as his own flight taxied past the wreckage.
Much damage can be seen on the nose of the aircraft from where it struck the runway after the landing gear collapsed.
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Pregnant woman among the wounded
A total of seven people, including a pregnant woman, were injured on Tuesday in a hard landing that set a plane on fire at Miami International Airport, the airline confirmed on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for RED Air said five people were discharged from hospital and two others remained hospitalized Wednesday morning, including the pregnant woman, although they are expected to be discharged later in the day.
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