Spirit A20N over Caribbean Sea on Aug 3rd 2023, smoke in cabin

Last Update: August 4, 2023 / 17:21:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-1921

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N917NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200N, registration N917NK performing flight NK-1921 from Orlando,FL (USA) to Bogota (Colombia), was enroute at FL350 over the Caribbean Sea about 60nm north of Montego Bay (Jamaica) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Fort Lauderdale,FL reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft descended to FL340 for the return and landed on Fort Lauderdale's runway 10L about 80 minutes after turning around and about 2:35 hours after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO SMOKE IN THE CABIN, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.", 4 cabin crew received minor injuries.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N917NK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-271N
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A20N
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 3, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-1921

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N917NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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