Sunday, 31 March 2019

Spirit jet runs on to the grass at Indianapolis

Early on Saturday 30th March, a Spirit Airlines jet operating flight 566, from Las Vegas to Indianapolis had an excursion off the paved surface shortly after landing.

The Airbus aircraft landed safely at around 0500 without incident, however, when negotiating the taxiway the aircraft left the paved surface and got stuck in the mud.  According to local media - WTHR - passengers were then asked to deplane the aircraft via stairs and transferred to the terminal by busses.  

There were no reported injuries during the detour and the aircraft, an Airbus A320 registration N629NK was towed out of the mud and examined before returning to service on Sunday.   Spirit apologised to passengers and issued travel vouchers and refunds to those impacted by the little run on the grass. 

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