Passengers flee as plane bursts into flames landing in Miami

·Associate News Editor
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Terrifying video shows the moment passengers escape a commercial flight after it burst into flames when landing in Miami.

Three of the 126 people on board have been taken to hospital after the aircraft's landing gear collapsed about 5.30pm on Tuesday (local time), officials in the US said.

Frantic passengers escape via the emergency slide. Source: NBC6
Frantic passengers escape via the emergency slide. Source: NBC6

Video from inside the plane shared with NBC6 shows passengers rushing to the exit amid shouting before using the emergency slide to escape.

Several videos from the ground show the plane burst into flames as soon as it comes to a halt. Others show passengers escaping and running across the tarmac. Some appear unfazed by the wreckage behind them.

One video appears to show passengers running along the plane's wing to escape. The same video shows the nose of the plane destroyed.

Several videos show the plane's rear erupt in flames. Source: Only in Dade/  Zalmy Cohen /Twitter
Several videos show the plane's rear erupt in flames. Source: Only in Dade/ Zalmy Cohen /Twitter

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue posted on Twitter that fire crews had placed the fire under control and were mitigating fuel spillage.

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

The Red Air flight had arrived from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Images from the aftermath show the plane and the surrounding area covered in foam.

With AP

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