KATL757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19631 times:
I'm not seeing that in the CNN article either. Maybe they did a quickie edit when they got updated info. Here is the text from the Miami Herald, article link I posted before now requires you login:
Two tires blew out and one caught fire on US Airways seconds after landing at Miami International Airport Thursday afternoon.
All 113 passengers and five crew onboard Flight 431 from Charlotte made it safely off the 737-400 by sliding down chutes, said US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder.
They were transported by three buses to Concource A, Miami-Dade airport officials said.
''We''ll make sure they're all OK and provide whatever they need to be on their way,'' said Ike Wetherill, the airport spokesman.
The plane's problem occurred as it landed at MIA's Runway 27, which is visible from State Road 836.
''The plane did not declare an emergency before landing,'' Wetherill said. ``Two thirds down the runway, the crew realized there was a fire in the area of the left main landing gear. A flash of fire was visible.''
Miami-Dade fire units and airport personnel doused the plane with fire retardant foam and quickly extinguished the blaze.
The flight had departed Charlotte at 11:37 a.m. and arrived in Miami at 1:37 p.m.