Spirit A320 at Los Angeles on Feb 2nd 2016, damage to horizontal stabilizer

Last Update: February 4, 2016 / 17:17:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-185

Aircraft Registration
N632NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N632NK performing flight NK-185 from Cleveland,OH to Los Angeles,CA (USA), completed what appeared to be an uneventful flight.

When the aircraft was being prepared for its next scheduled flight NK-709 to Detroit,MI (USA) the flight crew discovered damage to the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer during the preflight walk around. The aircraft was removed from service, flight NK-709 was cancelled.

The FAA rated the occurrence an incident reporting unknown damage to the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 16.5 hours, then positioned to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) and resumed service from Fort Lauderdale 9 hours after landing there.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N632NK
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
Feb 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-185

Aircraft Registration
N632NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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