Plane crash lands at Miami airport on fire and hits communications tower

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At least four people have been injured after a plane dramatically caught fire and crash landed at one of America's busiest airports.

The incident at Miami International Airport on Tuesday (June 21) evening saw the Red Air MD-82 aeroplane hit a communications tower and damage another small building.

A total of 140 passengers and 11 crew members are understood to have been on board the aircraft, which was arriving from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Officials said the collision at 5:30pm local time (10:30pm UK time) had been caused by a faulty landing gear.

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