Press "Enter" to skip to content

Spirit Airlines Flight Briefly Catches Fire at Atlanta Airport

One of the landing gear brakes of a Spirit Airlines jet that arrived from Tampa, Florida, at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday morning momentarily caught fire on the runway. According to a statement from the airport to ABC News, Atlanta Fire Rescue extinguished the fire after the landing gear brakes caught fire at 9:25 a.m. No recorded injuries exist.

One of the brakes on Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa to Atlanta overheated as aircraft touched down at Atlanta International Airport. After being hauled to the gate, passengers boarded the aeroplane without incident. We appreciate the prompt response from the emergency services in Atlanta. The aircraft will be taken out of service for repair briefly.

Three people were hurt when a Red Air jet caught fire last month as it was landing at Miami International Airport. According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane’s landing gear also caught fire during the landing.

One of the passengers, Scottie Nelms, described the incident to FOX 5: “After we touched down, a strange noise came from the left side of the aircraft. Before we came to a complete halt in the centre of the landing strip, nobody knew what it was. I started panicking out when I noticed a flame emerging from the engine.” Alaina Hardie shared a video of the plane’s underbelly becoming engulfed in smoke and flames on Twitter. Flight attendants can be seen advising passengers to stay seated until the pilot gives the order to evacuate in another video taken from within the plane.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *