Spirit A320 near Indianapolis on Dec 14th 2016, engine problem

Last Update: November 1, 2018 / 16:14:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-927

Aircraft Registration
N903NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N903NK performing flight NK-927 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Orlando,FL (USA), had just levelled off at FL360 about 50nm west of Indianapolis,IN (USA) when the crew reported a problem with the right hand engine (PW1100) requiring them to reduce the engine to idle. The crew decided to return to Chicago O'Hare and landed safely on runway 28C about 35 minutes later and taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 5 hours after landing.

As part of an open FoIA inquiry with the FAA The Aviation Herald obtained information on Nov 1st 2018 about this occurrence with the FAA reporting: "The crew received an E CAM massage Air System Fault and preformed the required action reduce throttle lever to idle and air return to ORD. ORD maintenance trouble shot and found #2 buffer air valve pressure sensor loose tightened line no further issue. Conclusion: Number 2 engine air system fault."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N903NK
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
A320
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
Dec 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NK-927

Aircraft Registration
N903NK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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