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Guardian Fleet Recovers Crashed Plane at MIA

On June 21, 2022, Red Air flight 203 — an MD-82 aircraft with 140 people aboard — crash-landed at Miami International Airport. The airplane veered off the runway and skidded into a grassy area between the runway and a taxiway.

As the plane skidded, its left wing struck a box-shaped electrical structure and the right wing collided with a communication/radar tower, which caused a fire to erupt in the wing. After the aircraft came to a stop, the passengers and crew were evacuated as firefighters doused the fire.

American Airlines contacted Kauff’s Transportation Systems, a Guardian Fleet Services subsidiary, at their Miami terminal.

A recovery team assembled from Guardian Fleet locations including Miami, Fort Pierce, Tampa, Orlando and Davie, Fla. Initially, the team staged equipment for the recovery of the approximately 110,000-lb., 140-foot-long, 150-foot-wide aircraft…

Find out how Guardian successfully recovered the aircraft and transported it to a secure location in the August 2022 issue of Tow Times.

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Tow Times August 2022 Issue