This is the horrifying moment passengers escaped from a plane as it caught fire after crash-landing at a Florida airport.
The Red Air jet landed at Miami Airport around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, injuring three minors.
Footage from the plane, which came in from the Dominican Republic and was carrying 126 passengers and 11 crew members – was shared on social media Tuesday night.
25 second video Clip from the plane after its abrupt descent.
The footage, which has garnered more than 106,000 views on Twitter, captures the chaos and panic that unfolds as passengers exit the plane.
“Video shows frantic moments passengers can make of Redair Flight 203 after Redair Flight 203 collapse and fire at MIA.
The passenger capturing the footage appeared to be holding a water bottle and pushing a carry-on bag down the aisle while people heard screaming.
While the non -identified person moves out of the aircraft for leaving, a flight attendant is seen as passengers run out of the plane while the two pilots are in the cockpit.
It appears another flight attendant was at the door helping people down an inflatable slide.
Within seconds, the person is picked up sliding down the evacuation slide with their water bottle and luggage in hand.
The passenger quickly lines up on the tarmac and follows other distraught travelers who step off the plane and run away.
As the shot of the person turns the camera back towards the plane, plumes of smoke are poured out of the plane while screams are heard.
The plane’s landing gear reportedly collapsed on the runway, causing the plane to catch fire.
Shocking images showed the thick black smoke from the jet.
The three injured people were then taken to a nearby hospital.
WSVN reported that a radar tower was obliterated by the plane along with a small building in the area.
Wild Video Taking to social media, the plane was dragged along the runway by flames and a large plume of smoke emerged.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the plane’s landing gear was “destroyed” in the aftermath of the crash.
Firefighters were on the scene and doused the plane in foam to bring out the fire.
Passenger Paola Garcia told CBS Miami: “I thought I was actually going to die.
“There was an old man next to me and I hugged him. It was horrible.
“We bumped from side to side and all the windows like break and then everything’s fine.
“Then people start running and running and I like to jump and run because there was fire and all of that.”
Another passenger, Balo Delgado, told the outlet he was scared before feeling reassured when fire crews arrived at the scene.
Red Air Flight 203 had departed Las Américas International Airport in the Dominican Republic earlier in the day.
The National Transportation Safety Board will now investigate what led to the fiery incident.
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