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Passenger Jet Bursts into Flames After Landing Gear Collapses in Miami

  • Three people taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries
  • NTSB sending investigators after Red Air’s landing gear issue
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews at the scene of an aircraft fire at Miami International Airport on June 21.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews at the scene of an aircraft fire at Miami International Airport on June 21.

Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/AP Photos

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US authorities are sending a team of investigators to Miami International Airport after a passenger jet with 126 people on board burst into flames when its landing gear collapsed upon touchdown.

Three people suffered minor injuries in the accident, which occurred around 6 p.m. local time Tuesday. The accident involved a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft operating as Red Air Flight 203 from the Dominican Republic, the Federal Aviation Administration said in an emailed statement.