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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:02-OCT-2021
Time:21:44 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-271N
Owner/operator:Spirit Airlines
Registration: N922NK
MSN: 9341
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (ACY/KACY) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Atlantic City International Airport, NJ (ACY/KACY)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL)
Narrative:
Spirit Airlines flight NK3044, an Airbus A320neo, aborted the takeoff from runway 31 at Atlantic City International Airport, NJ.
The aircraft was accelerating on the runway when reportedly a bird was ingested by the no.2 engine (a PW1127G). The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft was brought to a stop on the runway. Flames were observed coming from the no.2 engine and an evacuation was carried out.
Flight tracking website adsbexchange.com shows the aircraft reached a speed of at least 115 knots during the takeoff run.

Photos from the occurrence show a fan blade of the no.2 engine had separated, with damage to other fan blades.

The aircraft was repaired and resumed service on October 22.

Sources:

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/10/plane-catches-fire-just-before-takeoff-at-atlantic-city-airport.html
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/nk3044#295e40da
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=acc6ce&lat=39.454&lon=-74.571&zoom=16.7&showTrace=2021-10-02&trackLabels×tamp=1633211059
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n922nk
NTSB preliminary report: https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/104029/pdf

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 Jan 2020 N922NK Spirit Airlines 0 Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH) unk

Media:


Images:

Photo of N922NK courtesy AirHistory.net


Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (KFLL / FLL)
14 February 2020; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2021 06:18 harro Added
03-Oct-2021 06:19 harro Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 07:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 14:21 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
04-Oct-2021 05:50 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
22-Nov-2021 17:42 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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