Spirit A320 near Jacksonville on Mar 1st 2023, passenger's battery on fire fire

Last Update: March 2, 2023 / 19:32:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-259

Aircraft Registration
N695NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N695NK performing flight NK-259 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Orlando,FL (USA), was enroute at FL350 about 90nm westnorthwest of Jacksonville,FL (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Jacksonville due to passenger's battery stored in an overhead locker, that caught fire and emitted smoke. While cabin crew extinguished the fire and secured the battery, the flight crew performed a safe landing on Jacksonville's runway 26 about 25 minutes later. Ten people were taken to hospitals.

The Jacksonville Fire department reported ten people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The fire originated from a battery in a passenger's carry on luggage.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N695NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-259

Aircraft Registration
N695NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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