Cartagena Flight Diverts to Palm Beach

Friday, October 26, 2012
By George Hatcher


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Contact photographer Stefan Hofmann

What: Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100 en route from Cartagena, Colombia to Fort Lauderdale
Where: Palm Beach International Airport
When: Oct 25, 2012
Who: 54 aboard
Why: As pilots were flying from Cartagena, Colombia to Fort Lauderdale, the plane developed problems and the pilots had to divert the flight. According to one source, one of the engines developed problems and was shut down. (Reports vary on the exact nature of the issue behind the diversion.)

Pilots diverted to Palm Beach International Airport where they made a safe landing.

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