Spirit A320 near Orlando on Aug 12th 2016, fumes on board

Last Update: August 14, 2016 / 14:00:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-878

Aircraft Registration
N624NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N624NK performing flight NK-878 from Orlando,FL to Latrobe,PA (USA) with 179 people on board, was climbing out of Orlando levelling off a cruise level 330 when the crew decided to return to Orlando due to a strong odour on board of the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely back on Orlando's runway 18R about one hour after departure. 2 passengers and 5 crew were taken to hospitals with nausea and breathing difficulties.

The airline reported there was a strong but not toxic smell on board, which was identified to originate from a faulty air conditioning system.

The flight was cancelled.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N624NK
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
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
NK-878

Aircraft Registration
N624NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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