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Incident: Spirit A321 near Grand Cayman, noisy overhead panel, fumes in cockpit

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Incident: Spirit A321 near Grand Cayman, noisy overhead panel, fumes in cockpit

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Incident: Spirit A321 near Grand Cayman on Nov 25th 2019, noisy overhead panel, fumes in cockpit
Simon Hradecky
Tuesday, Nov 26th 2019

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N675NK performing flight NK-756 from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) with 177 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 80nm southsouthwest of George Town (Cayman Islands) when the crew decided to divert to George Town due to loud noise, that the crew could not completely locate either from the outside of the aircraft or the overhead panel, fumes developed in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely in George Town about 18 minutes after leaving FL340.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 15.5 hours, then positioned to Fort Lauderdale.

According to information received from Grand Cayman something in the overhead panel was shaking, there were fumes in the cockpit.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NKS ... /MROC/KFLL

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Re: Incident: Spirit A321 near Grand Cayman, noisy overhead panel, fumes in cockpit

Unread post by bimjim » Wed Nov 27, 2019

https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/11/2 ... landing-2/

Spirit airlines plane returns to air after making emergency landing at ORIA
Carolina Lopez -
November 26, 2019

All 177 passengers on board Spirit Airlines flight NK756 that made an emergency landing Monday at Owen Roberts International Airport have landed safety in Fort Lauderdale.

The Airbus A321 took off from Costa Rica and declared an emergency en route to Fort Lauderdale. Flight crew reported hearing sounds outside the aircraft, a Cayman Islands Airports Authority spokesperson confirmed.

Spirit Airlines sent a “recovery plane” to Grand Cayman Monday night. The passengers stayed in the departure hall until the aircraft landed at 10:11pm and took them to south Florida.

Calls and emails to a Spirit Airlines media spokesperson seeking comment on the emergency landing have gone unanswered.

Emergency responders at the airport Monday reported seeing what appeared to be smoke coming from one of the plane’s engines, according to a source close to the situation. The airplane was kept overnight to be serviced by Cayman Airways maintenance and fire services crews.

It was since cleared for flight and departed Grand Cayman Tuesday morning.

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