Spirit flight makes emergency landing at Daytona Beach airport due to mechanical issue

Airline to remove plane from service pending further inspection

A Spirit flight made an emergency stop at Daytona Beach International Airport Thursday morning following a suspected mechanical issue, according to airline officials.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Spirit flight made an emergency stop at Daytona Beach International Airport Thursday morning following a suspected mechanical issue, according to airline officials.

Flight 1005, which was headed from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, landed safely in Daytona Beach. As a precaution, the pilot and crew were met with airport first responders and guests deplaned as they normally would, the airline said.

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“Safety is our top priority and we will be removing the plane from service to be inspected by our maintenance department,” Spirit officials said.

This video, posted on Twitter by the account @HellerMemes, appears to show the flight’s emergency landing.

The airline’s full statement is included below:

Spirit Airlines flight 1005 from Philadelphia (PHL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) landed safely at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) following a suspected mechanical issue. Airport first responders met the plane as a precaution, and the plane was cleared to taxi to the gate where Guests deplaned under normal procedures. Safety is our top priority and we will be removing the plane from service to be inspected by our maintenance department. Our team is currently working on arranging alternate travel solutions for our Guests, and our Guests have been provided with meal vouchers and future travel vouchers for this inconvenience.

Spirit Airlines

No other information is available at this time.


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