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Dominican aircraft with flames on tail crash lands on US airport

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Miami: A Dominican aircraft carrying more than a hundred passenger crash-landed on the Miami International airport in the US as the video emerged of the incident shows the Red Air Flight 203 spitting black smoke while passengers rushing to safety.

The footage shows the fire being caught the aircraft while landing, slipping away from the runway and the nose crumbled. However, the officials testified that no one on the board suffered serious injury.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the US government agency in charge of probing civil aviation accidents, said the airplane's left main landing gear collapsed during landing.

The plane then "departed the runway" before coming to rest on a grassy area, it said, with a fire breaking out on its right side.

Red Air, a Dominican budget carrier which only launched in November last year, said the plane was arriving from Santo Domingo when it met with "technical difficulties."

Investigators were able to recover the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the plane. They will additionally examine runway markings and the physical environment.

Red Air and the NTSB said there were 130 passengers and 10 crew on board.

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