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Airliner evacuated after landing gear fire

A jetliner’s landing gear caught fire when two of its tires blew out on the runway at Miami International Airport, officials said. No one was injured, and the fire was quickly extinguished.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A jetliner’s landing gear caught fire on the runway at Miami International Airport after two tired blew out during landing, officials said. No one was injured, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

The U.S. Airways Boeing 737 had 113 passengers and five crew members, airline spokesman Morgan Durrant said.

Two of the plane’s tires blew out after landing and a small fire ignited on one of them, Durrant said. The plane was arriving from Charlotte, N.C.

The escape slides were deployed from the plane’s exits, and the passengers and crew were evacuated, officials said. Helicopter footage showed the flames extinguished and the plane surrounded by white foam.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was built in 1989.