Spirit A319 at Fort Lauderdale on Sep 20th 2013, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 21, 2013 / 20:43:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-305

Aircraft Registration
N525NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N525NK performing flight NK-305 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 150 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Fort Lauderdale's runway 10L when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet reporting smoke in the cockpit, donned their oxygen masks and returned the aircraft to Fort Lauderdale for a safe landing on runway 10L about 9 minutes after departure. The aircraft was able to taxi to the gate after a check by emergency services.

A replacement A319-100 registration N531NK reached Las Vegas with a delay of 3 hours.

The incident aircraft was able to resume service 5 hours after landing.

Passengers reported that during takeoff rotation a smell like burning batteries appeared in the cabin, shortly after becoming airborne smoke entered the cabin from the cockpit. The aircraft returned to Fort Lauderdale, emergency services entered the aircraft with fire extinguishers. They were later told that a faulty air conditioning system was identified as cause of the smoke.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 20, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-305

Aircraft Registration
N525NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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