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RED Air DC-9-82 (MD-82) makes a hard landing at Miami, exits the runway and catches fire

Flight L5 203 from Santo Domingo to Miami on June 21, 2022, made a harding landing at MIA, gear collapsed and exited the runway and caught fire (WO). 3 people received minor injuries exiting the aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: RED Air McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) HI1064 (msn 53027) MIA (Tony Storck). Image: 956267.

RED Air McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) (HI1064, msn 53027) operating as flight L5 203 from Santo Domingo to Miami made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport this afternoon around 5:30 pm (1730) local time. 140 passengers and 11 crew members were on board.

The aircraft made a hard landing, the nose gear reportedly collapsed and the aircraft veered off the runway impacting some signage. The aircraft caught on fire and burned. Minor injuries to three people while evacuating.

The two southern runways at MIA are closed.

The airframe was originally delivered to American Airlines as N16545 on December 18, 1990.

The aircraft is a probable insurance write off (WO) due to the damage and fire.


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RED Air adds a new route to Miami

Dominican carrier RED Air started charter service at MIA on November 1 with daily flights to Santo Domingo, with plans to add a second daily flight on November 21.

Previously on September 15, 2021made this announcement:

The new airline RED Air has an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), which recognizes it internationally as a scheduled airline, both by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and other multilateral organizations in the air transport sector.

This license, thanks to the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) and the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), will allow direct flights to operate direct flights to different destinations that, according to passenger statistics, are cities that have a natural traffic to and from the international airport of Santo Domingo, which has allowed to mobilize more than ten million passengers in the last five years.

“The certification is the beginning of a project that has been taking shape for several years and that has been achieved thanks to the entire group of RED Air collaborators,” says H√©ctor G√≥mez, executive director of RED Air, which is formed by a group of entrepreneurs with extensive experience in the civil aviation and airport services sector.

The Dominican company RED Air has a fleet of four McDonnell Douglas MD-81 and MD-82 aircraft and a staff of more than fifty employees, a group that includes the administrative and operational staff, with five Dominican pilots, as well as the Cabin Staff also Dominican.

“Significant investments have been made in assets, infrastructure, and human talent, to start our regular operations and their sustainability, to develop an airline that lasts over time,” says G√≥mez.

To obtain this certification, RED Air has had to comply with the legal regulations in force in front of the authorities, which include training and training of operational and administrative personnel, safety demonstrations, 50 hours of demonstration flights, verification, emergency exercises and simulators, approval of operating and maintenance manuals, among others.

Top Copyright Photo: L. Apso. DC-9-82 HI1066 performed the inaugural flight to MIA.