Plane rips through communications tower and bursts into flames after crash landing at Miami Airport

Plane rips through communications tower and bursts into flames after crash landing at Miami Airport when ‘landing gear failed’: Three are rushed to hospital

An airliner carrying more than 100 passengers crash landed at Miami Airport after its landing gear failed upon touchdown. 

The plane ripped through a small building and a communications tower as it skid across the tarmac, then burst into flames as it ground to a halt between runways. 

Three people were rushed to the hospital after the accident. The plane was carrying 126 passengers and 11 crew members. 

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the jet’s landing collapsed. 

Footage taken from the runway showed the nose of the silver jet smashed to pieces as black smoke billowed from a fire burning on its left wing

Other footage showed the plane ski on its belly across the runway, then collide with the tower which exploded into flames

Other footage showed the plane ski on its belly across the runway, then collide with the tower which exploded into flames

Passengers could be seen frantically exiting the fuselage, screaming as they fled the wreckage

Passengers could be seen frantically exiting the fuselage, screaming as they fled the wreckage

 Footage taken from the runway showed the nose of the silver jet smashed to pieces as black smoke billowed from a fire burning on its left wing.

The communications tower could be seen wrapped around the burning wing. 

Passengers could be seen frantically exiting the fuselage, screaming as they fled the wreckage.

Other footage showed the plane ski on its belly across the runway, then collide with the tower which exploded into flames. 

The plane touched down at 5:38pm. Fire crews were dispatched at 5:39pm, WPLG reported

The plane touched down at 5:38pm. Fire crews were dispatched at 5:39pm, WPLG reported

 Fire crews quickly arrived on the scene, dousing the burning wing with flame-retardant foam. 

The aircraft was a part of the RED Air fleet, and had arrived in Miami from the Dominican Republic. 

The plane touched down at 5:38pm. Fire crews were dispatched at 5:39pm, WPLG reported. 

A spokesperson for Miami Airport said that flights were delayed due to the crash.  

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