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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