Flight 203 of the Dominican charter company Red Air had taken off normally from Santo Domingo airport.
The flight continued smoothly until landing at Miami airport.
Perhaps due to mechanical damage to a landing gear or a somewhat brutal "hard landing", it is possible to see smoke on the video images of an airport webcam. , the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 registered HI1064, one of three in the Red Air fleet, went off the runway.
It hit an antenna then a small building before coming to rest in the grass.
At the same time, the device immediately burst into flames.
Numerous emergency services were dispatched to the scene.
BREAKING: RED Air passenger plane goes off the runway and catches fire while trying to land at Miami International Airport pic.twitter.com/7l59t0Entu
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The 126 passengers and 11 crew members were evacuated.
Airport firefighters said three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
😳 Video shared by Red Air Flight 203 passenger as they escaped burning plane Tuesday.
Three people were injured.
Investigators say landing gear collapsed as plane landed at Miami International Airport.
📹: Paolo Delgado pic.twitter.com/dfoPu60VHf
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Miami airport was forced to close two of the four runways but authorities said traffic was not affected.
Taxied right past it pic.twitter.com/j5GsJTheSi
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An investigation was opened by the NTSB and experts were dispatched to the scene.