A passenger plane carrying 126 people caught fire after landing on Tuesday at Miami International Airport.

Miami-Dade Aviation Department spokesman Greg Chin said that Red Air Flight 203 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had landed around 5:30 p.m. when the landing gear in the nose of the plane collapsed.

Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries; while other passengers were bussed from the plane to the terminal. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue posted on Twitter that fire crews had placed the fire under control and were mitigating fuel spillage.

TV news images showed the plane appeared to have come to rest in grass beside the runway and it and a large area around it were apparently doused with with firefighters’ chemicals. At least three firefighting vehicles were positioned nearby. Some flights were delayed due to the fire, MIA officials said. Travelers were encouraged to check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

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