A Spirit Airlines A320 caught fire in Atlanta after its landing gear overheated
A Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 passenger plane caught fire while landing in Atlanta, US, after its landing gear overheated.
The incident occurred on July 10, 2022, when the Spirt Airlines Airbus A320-200 passenger plane, registered N693NK, operating domestic regular flight NK383 from Florida, touched down in Atlanta.
According to flight history found on Flightradar24.com, the aircraft took off from Tampa International Airport (TPA) at 8.05 a.m. (UTC) and landed at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on time at 9:18 a.m. (UTC).
However, the brakes overheated and caught fire upon landing.
Firefighters from Atlanta Fire Rescue rushed to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, the A320 jet was towed to the gate where passengers were able to safely disembark. Airport officials also confirmed there were no injuries. The incident did not result in any delays or cancellations.
The 3.6-year-old plane was temporarily removed from service to undergo detailed inspection and maintenance.
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