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DR plane catches fire during forced landing at the Miami Airport

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At least four people have been reported injured after a Red Air company plane from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, caught fire after making an emergency landing at Miami International Airport.

According to the television channel WSVN, the people have minor injuries, although two of them were taken to the hospital.

It is unknown if the injured correspond to any of the 140 passengers or the 11 crew members who were traveling on the ship.

Flight 203 made an emergency landing around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the terminal, apparently with landing gear problems, which caused the aircraft to catch fire.

“It is unknown if the landing gear problems occurred before or when he landed,” says Miami television.

The plane collided with various objects and drifted onto the grassy area between the runway and taxiway near Northwest 57th Avenue in Miami.

“The plane took out a communication/radar tower that was in its way, along with a small building in the area. The tower could be seen engulfing the right wing of the plane, where the fire also spread,” says WSVN.

Firefighters used foam trucks to fully control the fire.

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